ZICA and Camp ZinZanni

The ZinZanni Institute for Circus Arts (ZICA) is dedicated to the preservation, development and enhancement of ancient and contemporary circus arts, including Juggling, Clowning, Magic and Acrobatics with an emphasis on all aspects of performance and production. Programs range from master classes taught by resident performers to technical or artistic apprenticeships and summer camps.

Camp ZinZanni is a two-week summer camp presented by Teatro ZinZanni for children ages 5-16. In these two weeks, students learn the basics of circus arts and scene development through workshops with some of the world’s greatest cirque artists and stage technicians. Each week, the curriculum is tailored to the age ranges with exciting partnerships with California Shakespeare Theatre and Head Over Heels as well as an active after school program with field trips to California Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Exploratorium!¬†Each week culminates in a final performance for family and friends.