[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[afro-nets] Cirque du Soleil Benefit for HIV/AIDS-Affected Youth
- From: "Janet Feldman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 02:07:13 -0500
This is a wonderful opportunity and a terrific cause...can't get better than that! Ticket sales have been slow this season, and Zip Zap is looking to sell at least another 30 tickets in the next 4-5 days. Please respond quickly in interested!
Thanks and best wishes to all, Janet (Feldman, email@example.com)
Time has come to pull up your sleeves and book your tickets to see Cirque du Soleil's Varekai in London at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 2 February 2010.
By seeing this amazing performance you will help Zip Zap Circus, as the proceeds will go towards our outreach project, as well as our Training of Social Circus Instructors.
You can check out this Cirque du Soleil link to order tix:
If you know people who would be interested, please forward them this email.
You can also book your ticket directly with the Royal Albert Hall on +44 (0)20 7589 8212, quoting Zip Zap and Feb 2.
Thank you so much for your help, your time and your support. See you in London. Please let me know if you need any further information!
Cirque du Soleil donates tickets to organizations providing assistance to youth at risk, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales supporting their work with young people.
Zip Zap is a non-governmental organization in South Africa which uses the circus as a means to address social, economic, and personal issues. While struggling to establish a permanent venue in Cape Town for its classes, workshops and performances, Zip Zap has still managed to reach hundreds of children and thousands of audiences locally and abroad during its 14 years of existence.
Created before the first democratic election, Zip Zap has helped many young people achieve real social change. Today, with the help of various partners such as Cirque du Soleil, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the City of Cape Town, Zip Zap is working with children born HIV positive, receiving ARVs to improve their quality of life and to empower them to take control of their own destinies.
The school doors are open to all youth regardless of background, culture, gender or financial status. The school is free of charge to all students. Using circus as a social tool, Zip Zap aims at bringing children together in a safe and fun environment. Performing skills and teaching skills as well as technical training (sewing, welding, rigging, prop building and repairs) will help them embark on a path of sustainable living.
But, more importantly, life values such as teamwork, discipline, trust, confidence and honesty will enable these children to become responsible adults.
The School started in 1992 and has performed more than 500 shows in South Africa. They have also traveled to Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Belgium, Holland, Austria, China, Tanzania and USA for various festivals. Zip Zap is very proud to have performers currently working professionally in USA, in France, and on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean.
Zip Zap has been running various outreach programmes since 1994 with street children, rural children, and school children. The focus of their outreach programme is with children born HIV-positive and receiving ARV treatment at the Nolungile clinic in Khayelitsha, the biggest township of Cape Town. In conjunction with Médecins Sans Frontières, and to celebrate World AIDS Day on December 1, there is a performance with the core student group of Zip Zap.
Tel: +27 21 421 86 22, Fax: +27 86 517 4362