Clown Arts  bringing you life ,love and laughter

since 1989

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or see our
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under construction
From acrobats to Zulu dancers
we have the entertainment alphabet completely covered
Contact me

Mark: 084-422-8238
balloonzoo@gmail.com

 




Balloon Zoo is your one stop, all round clown arts agency.

I have been clowning about for more than a decade now, and can offer you a wide range of fun-stuff. Having fun with balloons is my greatest love, so I stuck with the name BalloonZoo !

Aside from balloons, I perform with magic, juggling 3-4 balls, fire-juggling, Chinese yo-yo, one wheel cycle, silly songs, jokes, face-painting.

My focus is on "being a clown." My silly face is my best asset I guess. I will perform for kids of all ages, for all occasions, especially Birthdays. My act is all clean clown comedy, that will be enjoyed by the whole family. My act is designed to conform with the International clown code of ethics. I am a member in good standing with the SA Clown Register.

I love opportunities to teach and share skills with kids, and much of this aspect of my work is free. I aim to increase my involvement in local communities by sharing and teaching skills. I host workshops aimed at building child participation and boosting self esteem. These workshops and all visits to children in genuine need, especially kids in hospitals, are not charged for.



I came from a theatre background.I was in my mummys tummy while she was  performing in stage musicals. I had always hoped to make it as an actor.

My evolution into clowning began around 1991 while travelling Europe.

I was fascinated with the weird and wonderful street performers that I met in France. My first lesson was received from an Austrian mimic, who challenged me to try communicating without words for one whole day, while exploring my gestures and character with a mirror.

People were always telling me I should be a clown, though at this stage I was not so sure.

I can actually remember the exact day, many years later at a street festival, when I first put on proper clown costume and make -up, and ventured out into the crowds. .It was then that I experienced my clown character being born "all at once". This was around 1993, the year I returned to Cape Town from Europe.

Shortly afterward, I received my first kick in theclown pants from a clown who helped me with juggling, make-up and my first balloon-lessons.

He quickly put me to work in the deep end. It has been about a decade of looking and learning, practising and performing, and there is clearly no stopping.

I have found what I was born to do, making your family laugh, that's the sweetest sound of all !

GREAT INSPIRATIONS
Sir Charles Chaplin and Mr Bean