Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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3 smiling faces of performers for the show Sakasaka
Photo by Julien Delime

Big splash equals big laughs!

Add a splash of joy to your day with Madagascar’s Compagnie Zolobe! Using only a mop, a bench, and buckets, three clowns will have you laughing out loud as they continually try to drink a cup of water.  Of course, nothing goes right and the resulting antics are hilarious. Expect the unexpected as the clown trio takes the audience on many adventures including a Thriller dance homage, a trip on the Titanic and open-heart surgery! Sakasaka, which means thirsty in Malagasy, is a word-less, physical comedy with live music and sound effects. Delightfully entertaining, Sakasaka also highlights the global issue of water scarcity and the importance of protecting this precious resource. Watch the video below.

Ajoutez une touche de joie à votre journée avec la Compagnie Zolobe de Madagascar ! En utilisant seulement une vadrouille, un banc et des seaux, trois clowns vous feront rire aux éclats en essayant continuellement de boire une tasse d’eau. Bien sûr, rien ne va plus et les bouffonneries qui en résultent sont hilarantes. Attendez-vous à l’inattendu alors que le trio de clowns emmène le public dans de nombreuses aventures, dont un hommage à la danse Thriller, un voyage sur le Titanic et une opération à cœur ouvert ! Sakasaka, qui signifie assoiffé en malgache, est une comédie physique sans mots avec de la musique live et des effets sonores. Délicieusement divertissant, Sakasaka met également en lumière le problème mondial de la rareté de l’eau et l’importance de protéger cette précieuse ressource.

Producing Company: Compagnie Zolobe

Country: Madagascar

Genre: Clown / Music

Show length: 50 minutes

Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12) (Babes in arms welcome)

Curriculum Connections:

  • Arts Education: Music, clown, drama, physical theatre, interdisciplinary
  • English/French Language Arts: Literature, story
  • Social Studies: Cultural studies, cultural perspectives, diversity and inclusion
  • Science: Sustainability, ecosystems, climate science, climate action, water

A live music experience is much louder and very different than hearing recorded songs at home. While all ages are welcome, a loud concert, singalong or drumming may be frightening to some. Please use your own discretion when making your show selection.

Venue: Performance Works  
1218 Cartwright St.
Vancouver, BC

** Please note, this is a wordless show with a Q&A in French where indicated. **

Ways to Watch


Watch a live performance at the venue.



  • Festival 1 Show Pass: $11+GST/ticket
  • Festival 2 Show Pass: $20+GST/ticket


  • 1 Show Day Pass: $12.50 per child/senior; $22.00 per adult +S/C and GST
  • Festival 4‑Pack: (4 tickets to 1 show) $62.00 +S/C and GST

Accessibility Information


More Info: Our Relaxed Performance is a specially designed and adapted performance that welcomes audience members who benefit from a more relaxed performance experience. 

Accessibility advisory:

- At one point in the show, an actor will enter the audience.
- This show has background music.
- This show may have loud/sounds or noises or repetitive noises.
- At one point in the show, an object will be thrown into the audience.

Show times & Tickets

In person

Thursday, June 1  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM en Français  Q&A Get tickets 
12:30 – 1:20 PM en Français  Q&A Sold out 
Friday, June 2  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:20 AM en Français  Q&A Get tickets 
12:30 – 1:20 PM  Get tickets 
Saturday, June 3  Additional show info In person 
11:00 – 11:50 AM  Get tickets 
1:30 – 2:20 PM  Relaxed Performance  Get tickets 
Sunday, June 4  Additional show info In person 
11:00 – 11:50 AM  Get tickets 
1:30 – 2:20 PM  Get tickets 

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