Upcoming Dates

HUMANS
2017
To be announced soon...

BEYOND
2017
19 - 20 December: Scène nationale de Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Nazaire, France
22 - 23 December: Théâtre de Thalie, Montaigu, France
2018
11 February: Les Fuseaux, Saint Dizier, France

Circa

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[[New Circus///Neuer Zirkus]]

Since 2004 Circa has been at the frontier of new circus – creating powerful works of circus art that challenge, thrill and delight. Featuring an ensemble of multi-skilled circus artists under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa’s award-winning works have been seen in 39 countries across six continents, and by over one million audience members world-wide.

At the centre of Circa is the art. Shows that push the boundary of the circus artform, blur the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus and yet are a unique, singular ‘Circa’ experience.

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OPUS
2018
25 April: University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
28 April: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
2018
10 March: Moss Arts Center, Virginia, USA
14 - 15 March: Modlin Center for the Arts, Virginia, USA
21 April: University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

WHAT WILL HAVE BEEN
To be announced soon...

Previous Dates


HUMANS

Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme they question how much we can take as humans. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz, the stage is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. With incredible strength and integrity they connect each moment seamlessly with the next in a thrilling and heart-stopping performance. Glimpse their humanity as they find redemptive power in strength and celebrate what it means to be fiercely human.

✮✮✮✮✮ "Stunning athleticism and heart-stopping acrobatics in this innovative circus work of the highest calibre" ArtsHub

"The five-star favourite...a clear demonstration of the artistry of circus" The Guardian

"...an engrossing and astonishing piece of performance" Daily Review

"With astonishing strength, grace, agility and integrity, each moment is seamlessly connected." Sydney Arts Guide

Show information

Show Duration:  70 mins
Audience Suitability: 10 +
Stage Size: Min 10m x 12m / Height clearance of 6m
Venue Capacity: Recommended for up to 800 seats
Touring Party: 13

For booking information, contact Wolfgang Hoffmann at wolfgang@auroranova.org

 

Show Credits

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director: Jason Organ
Costume Design: Libby McDonnell


Show Credits

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director/Lighting Designer: Jason Organ
Set Design: Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ
Costume Design: Libby McDonnell

BEYOND

There is a line between human and animal, between madness and sanity, between logic and dream… We invite you to step over this line… and go Beyond.

Beyond is warm, surreal and unexpectedly moving. Blending dynamic circus acts like trapeze and Chinese pole with cheeky feats of strength and multiple bunny heads, set to a bewitching mix of show tunes, ballads and electronica, this creation delights and enchants.

Beyond is set on multiple stages within stages – small red-curtained worlds that offer a glimpse of this rich and empathetic world. Maybe we are in a cabaret, a zoo, an asylum or a stage. Seven artists have gathered here tonight to express their inner selves and to connect with each other and the audience.

Over the course of Beyond we meet the artists, marvel at their skills, enter their personalities and emerge into a strangely beautiful and curiously tender world.

"Ridiculously charming and outrageously skilled." The Guardian

"...devastatingly brilliant" The Australian

"A masterpiece that sparkles, like the finest champagne" Berlin Morgenpost, Germany

"Audiences have come to expect the earth from Circa...Beyond gives them the moon as well." The Stage, UK

Show information

Show Duration:  70 - 90 mins
Audience Suitability: 10 +
Stage Size: Min 10m x 7m / Height clearance of 5.5m
Venue Capacity: Recommended for up to 800 seats
Touring Party: 10

For booking information, contact Wolfgang Hoffmann at wolfgang@auroranova.org


OPUS

Opus is a work of stunning power, virtuosity and poetry. Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich’s quartets are by turns intimate, passionate, lyrical, ironic and deeply moving personal testimonies by one of the 20th Century’s greatest composers. In Opus, three of his
quartets form the musical and dramatic spine of a red-hot fusion of extreme acrobatics, lyrical movement and group choreography.

Opus begins from a solo performer suspended on a rope serenaded by musicians, then moves through rapidly alternating scenes of dislocated stillness and violent explosions into geometries of acrobats intersected by extreme physicality to arrive at exquisitely detailed and nuanced choreographies of acrobats flying, balancing and landing.

Opus explores the complex relationships between the individual and the group, between the march of history and the dictates of the heart and between the tragic and the comic. This is groundbreaking work of intense power. A melding of music and bodies at the highest level.

✮✮✮✮✮ "...an evening so remarkable as almost to defy description...extraordinarily moving." The Guardian, UK

✮✮✮✮✮ "Opus is cut-glass, caviar circus. It's black tie and ball gown circus" The Telegraph, UK

"Can be described as none other than sublime...a monument, musically and choreographically." Les Echos, France

Show information

Show Duration:  80 mins
Audience Suitability: 10 +
Stage Size: 15m x 15m / Height clearance of 8m
Venue Capacity: Recommended for yup to 2000 seats
Touring Party: 23

For booking information, contact Wolfgang Hoffmann at wolfgang@auroranova.org

Show Credits

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble and the Debussy Quartet

Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Producer: Danielle Kellie
Technical Director/Lighting Designer: Jason Organ
Costume Design: Libby McDonnell
Set Design: Yaron Lifschitz and Jason Organ
Quatuor Debussy: Christophe Collette, Marc Vieillefon, Vincent Deprecq and Cédric Conchon
Debussy Sound Engineer: Christophe Germanique


Show Credits

A production by Circa and QPAC's Out of the Box Festival
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director/Lighting Designer: Jason Organ
Video Design: Michaela French
Sound Designer/Composer: Quincy Grant
Set Design: Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French
Costume Design: Libby McDonnell
Costume Creation Team: Janie Grant, Susan Gibson, Trang Vo, Chris Healy, Selene Cochrane, Karen Blinco, Sarah White, Maria Wong & Kate Jefferay

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

Our zebras juggle and flip…
Our kangaroos skip and somersault…
We’ve elephants with street-cred and rhythm…
And even our dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.

Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers.

"...an enthralling work for all ages..." Sydney Arts Guide, Australia

"...a spellbinding and mesmerisming performance...about wild imagination, explosions of magic and comical humour that speaks to everyone, especially children...a spectacle not to be missed." Brisbane Kids, Australia

"...magical to experience. A truly beautiful piece of interactive theatre." Theatre Review, New Zealand

Show information

Show Duration:  50 mins
Audience Suitability: 3+
Stage Size: 12m x 9m / Height clearance of 8m
Venue Capacity: Recommended for up to 800 seats
Touring Party: 10

For booking information, contact Wolfgang Hoffmann at wolfgang@auroranova.org


WHAT WILL HAVE BEEN

Hauntingly beautiful and truly virtuosic What Will Have Been is a sublime display of interlocking bodies, awe-inspiring movement and pure physical beauty. Circa's intrepid artists will challenge your perceptions of what is possible within the human body and draw you deep into a world of physical daring.
 
Accompanied on stage by a live violinist and fusing together the music of Bach and spine-tingling electronica, this explosive new production is guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings and have you on the edge of your seat.

✮✮✮✮✮ "A work of immense power...masterly re-defining" The Public Reviews, UK

✮✮✮✮ "What Will Have Been is circus at its purist and most thrilling...utterly captivating" Daily Review, Sydney

"As breathtaking as ever...you could have heard a pin drop" Norwich Evening News, UK

Show Credits

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
A Norfolk and Norwich Festival and La Teatreria (Mexico) commission

Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director/Lighting Designer: Jason Orga
Costume Design: Libby McDonnell
Stage Design: Jason Organ and Yaron Lifschitz

Show information

Show Duration:  60 mins
Audience Suitability: 10+
Stage Size: 8m x 6m / Height clearance of 6m
Venue Capacity: Recommended for up to 500 seats
Touring Party: 6

For booking information, contact Wolfgang Hoffmann at wolfgang@auroranova.org