Gift Chansa had an idea. ”If we put circus in Chibolya, they will see that we’re not criminals,” he told filmmaker Austin Meyer.
And that is what he did, starting circus training for the youth of his underprivileged neighbourhood. What came of his idea is a vibrant effort that showcases the strength and talent of more than 80 young people who have taken the opportunity Circus Zambia offers.
“We use dance, acrobatics, and theatre to engage young people in the community,” says Gift.
This engagement is threefold: engaging the body, mind, and soul.
Physical training takes care of the body, as the performers work on their acrobatics, clown acts and dancing. Through it, they learn the value of healthy living and taking care of their bodies…
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