Encounters 2021: Dare To Dream Zip Zap Circus

Sun. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:30pm SAST
All Ages
Price: R70.00
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Price: R70.00
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Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters Documentary Film Festival. Always a highlight in our calendar, the festival returns this year with limited physical screenings at The Bioscope from 11-20 June. Tickets are R70. For more information on the festival as a whole, please visit encounters.co.za


Directed by: Kate Gorry-Thompson(South Africa | France) Dur: 1h 30 mins.

This documentary about Cape Town’s Zip Zap Circus is as charming, entertaining, and heartfelt as one of the social circus’s performance events. As a social circus, Zip Zap trains young people, often from the most impoverished areas of Cape Town, and encourages them to realise that anything is possible and embrace their dreams. Shot over the course of a year, the film documents the perseverance, passion, and hard work of these young artists, culminating in a performance in front of more than 50 000 spectators for a once-in-a-lifetime event with the Roger Federer Foundation.  Featuring in-depth interviews with the founders, coaches, and young performers, the film is engaging and beautifully made. If you’ve never seen a performance from this electrifying circus troupe, you owe it to yourself to watch Dare to Dream. And if you have had the pleasure of watching them, you’ll need no persuading.



The new Bioscope location is set to be a 47 seater cinema. We are however selling far less in order for there to be space to sit apart from other members of the public. We ask you to please keep your mask on the entire time within the cinema premises. Drinks and snacks will be on sale and can be consumed during the film, but please consider those around you when your mask is off for this. 44 Stanley is largely an open air shopping centre, and The Bioscope has a great outside space directly outside the cinema that public can make use of. Within the cinema, we will also make use of temperature reading, air filtering, and constant cleaning to make sure that The Bioscope remains a safe and hygienic experience.

After purchasing tickets, if you experience any COVID related symptoms, or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, we ask you to please not attend the screening. Please understand that The Bioscope will not be able to refund you this ticket. We are happy however for you to give your ticket to someone else that can attend. If this is not possible, we would be happy to exchange your ticket for a future screening/event. This can all be coordinated via email at [email protected]

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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