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i am and one thing that a member of a man oh, it must help me. never to give up. what any the turning point in you could was classes life began in this place. zip that circus academy in cape town, south africa. today is training day. it looks effortless, but jacobus has to be highly focused all the time. once the club did you. oh, once in one to get injured. if it fell, look a bit difficult to go back to what? because the 1st thing that's gonna be in your mind is that fall is going to happen again. or that club is gonna hit me again. me in my middle name is danger. normally if i fall, i just stand up and say yes,
let's go again with cape ongoing meeting failure, with a sense of humor, with clubs or bulls. jacobo is training $5.00 to $6.00 times per week with his stage partner. jason, you kobus has come a long way. the 29 year old is one of the main performers that zip sack circus. clown, acrobat, juggler. you covose's, repertoire is wide. after the break back to full focus in 10 weeks, one of the most important events in south africa will take place the national arts festival in crimes town. you kobus and his colleagues will perform their latest stage program until then all tricks and stunts have to be on point. zips up is not only a circus society, but also a training center. the academy in the cape town district of woodstock, off as
a free education for young people. brett van wren's book found zip zap in 1995 together with his wife lawrence, both a form of circus artists. we believe that any kid and matter what the background, if they're given the opportunity in life and they're passionate about what they they do and any child can make it. and a lot of kids who have talent and skills, often left beyond and zip said, you know, we kind of provide that platform to give children that maybe don't have as much as others. the platform to do something with a life. you kobus, who every one calls trompe was one of these children. touring with the zip sap circus, took him around the world in the last years he even performed in front of tennis superstar roger federer and barack obama at the white house. however,
his road to success was rocking as a teenager jacobus would live on the streets of pa, a suburb of cape town, he was addicted to substances such as man jackson meth which are highly dangerous drugs. you kobus was up rock bottom. this cellphone picture is the only one catching from those times a trip to the past, only a few 100 meters away from the academy. this is the place where he would live. you kobus is joining zips up at the age of 16. with the help of an outreach program from the straits to the stage. so how did he manage to do that? i wanted more for myself that then think was going back to the rags. what gangs that as the men, i love that i that didn't come close to my head and said it gave me a taste that gave me a bite of the apple. and i told myself,
i won. i won more of this apple. and to day have quite so much more of that apple a weekend with the circus people instead of staying at home. you kobus jason and coach ivan, want to leave the city. his friend jason is a passionate angler. while you kobus is still learning, maybe he's lucky today with i know, but keep with them to little bit tickler goes with the line. so you kobus this trip to the sea means a lot. it means to have the feeling of
a normal life. you don't have to stress about anything. the other ways does the cycle and hoping there's a fight going long. and indeed you kobus has got something on the hook. with an up let me look for the beat. the men try again from the bridge since almost 8 years. you kobus and jason aren't experienced tain renella, which other works. and i feel i know which way he goes either which way i go like. so it's nice to be able to work with someone like that. i, we spend so much time with each other. i feel that it's like, it's impossible not to become friends. you know, they didn't catch a fish to day, but they've enjoyed a brief moment of ease. ah,
only 2 weeks left until the festival performance last rehearsals at the zips at don't. the atmosphere is tense. i a few honest injured you. kobus heard his wrists when he tried to lift jason. i wasn't strong enough in possession, and then we stopped. so now and, and a bit of pain. but it's workable. jacobus is hot on himself. he ignores the pain and participates in all the run throughs. almost every one of the circus has experienced the rough sides of life. and there is no coincidence in the topics of the performances always being about existential matters. jeep show inside free core to throw sanity know, trying to find
a way back home. the festival that's closer and like the weather, the moods are also samba. oh, you could us feels pain in his whole body. the result of too much training and emotional tension, a message should help him most braylon corporate on the look back and bless me being upside down. too much precious, also pulling to that bag that's i quite in. so pick basically this is an effort that it's use and abuse of a that just if you, if they well developed, there are lots of muscle but they also really ties the 45 minute treatment works its magic. how hm.
i had a lift and quite tired. now i feel sleepy to actually quit can from a pic is that that oprah you kobus needs to get fit again because time flies only one week later, kathy day at zips at doug with that to morrow morning. you kobus and the performers drive to graham's town by boston trailer. it's located a 1000 kilometers north of cape town. quick goodbye from the bus. with
friends, good wishes, unnecessary. the group doesn't know what's ahead of them. i festival time for the 1st time since a 2 year break, the national arts festival takes place again in graham's town. the audience is excited for great hearts and acrobatics. meanwhile, backstage the mood of the group is bad due to an accident of one of the members of the last rehearsal. he can't perform a shock to everyone. mm. however, they're all doing their best to focus. now it's time to be professional, adjusted to the new situation, to believe in their own palla and strength, to give 100 percent. so the injured friend, group member re i guess we
try to get together. then they have to get in mind to get the whole left my the viani in denies a who i'm doing, i'm doing all of these x that i went on to the nonlinear. so we have quite the but notice as the lesson, i don't know how he's going to me, but the only way i can say i'll just explain how i feel. the injured dray is also excited. slowly the room fills with paper and the curtain goes up. my name is a noun and one thing that
a member of my daughter has helped me never to give up a meeting with you. kobus gave everything. but now he has to improvise raises, act a with it. what that when the appeals in the audience says it all, the artist don't want to take all the credit for themselves. they're heading straight towards their injured team in, in the middle of the happy bunch,
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