Working with diverse communities of young people in South Africa and the USA, Zip Zap Circus helps kids "Dare to Dream" and empowers them to make those dreams a reality.

Social Circus

Circus Arts for Social Transformation

The term “Social Circus” is a relatively new one, although the discipline itself has deep roots.

At Zip Zap, we see circus as a tool for individual empowerment, community development and social transformation.

While our focus is on young people, our goals are broader. In the circus, we learn that together, with commitment, persistence, cooperation, and trust we can do the impossible. Life in the circus is a powerful metaphor for life in community. Change is possible. Not easy, but possible. We can create magic.

Here is a link to a Wikipedia article discussing Social Circus. It is incomplete, but makes a good start. Perhaps you can contribute?