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Zip Zap Circus
February 18, 2015 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 amDonations Welcome
Safe Harbors of the Hudson is proud to partner with Zip Zap Circus as we work together to bring transformative change to our community through the performing arts.
Since its founding in 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa, The Zip Zap School of Circus Arts for Social Change has used the magic of circus to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. In 2006, friends and supporters of Zip Zap in the USA created Zip Zap Circus USA, Inc., a 501(c)(3)charitable organization run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to supporting and conducting training in circus arts and performance as a powerful tool for social transformation, youth empowerment, team-¬-building and community uplift. Since then, Zip Zap USA has worked extensively with middle school students in underserved communities in Washington, DC and the New York area.
ZipZap has played, and continues to play, a pioneering role in the development of “social circus” – the use of training and performance in the circus arts as a powerful tool for individual and community transformation. In the circus, the impossible becomes possible. In the circus, trust, commitment, communication, leadership, perseverance, and the experience of family within diversity are not merely ideas. They are a living reality, and they are the heart of Zip Zap’s magic.
On Wednesday, February 18, Zip Zap Circus will be conducting a workshop with students at Newburgh Preparatory Charter School during the day and later performing in the Lobby at the Ritz (107 Broadway, Newburgh) at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. This event is open to the public. Donations are welcome.