CIRCA

23/24  Performance Season

ON

The simple act of giving and accepting another’s mass is transformed into a profound meditation about beauty, loss and trust.
8 performers | 75 minutes

 

SACRE

In the first circus setting of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, critically acclaimed contemporary circus company Circa tightly weaves together powerful world-class acrobatics and dynamic encounters suffused with dark humour and rich tenderness. Featuring new composition by Philippe Bachman alongside Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the famous high C on the bassoon sounds and the stage explodes with bodies locked in a ritual unto death.

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz the Circa ensemble puts bodies on the line for Sacre in electrifying explosions of physicality and power.

10 performers | 65 minutes

LEVIATHAN
Leviathan is a powerful and authentic encounter between Circa’s world-renowned ensemble and community artists. Leviathan is a project of significant ambition and scope; one that continues Circa’s task of creating the future of circus by making fearlessly uncompromising art from the raw ingredients of extreme physicality to and to leave a legacy of incandescent theatrical moments.

We are a civilization careening toward an unknown fate in complex times. We cling to groups – to our families, our networks, our friends, our clans. But when the public and private spheres intersect and mobs form, massive and unpredictable energies are unleashed.

36 performers (18 Circa artists + 18 community artists) | 75 minutes

 

 

WHAT WILL HAVE BEEN

An intimate production that showcases the core of the Circa aesthetic— awe-inspiring movement of interlocking bodies providing an exposition of physical beauty at its’ purest. The Circa acrobats are joined on stage by a single violinist providing a musical canvas of Bach and electronica.

3 acrobats, 1 musician | 65 minutes

 

HUMANS 2.0

Humans 2.0 expands upon the earlier, original production of Humans. As a reflection of our times, Humans 2.0 becomes more intimate, internal and searching. It argues that we must evolve towards heightened connection, care and sensitivity. Next level humanity, next level acrobatics. Beyond Humans 2.0, Circa significantly broadens the digital interaction it offers to presenter partners, ranging from live stream interactive projects, to digital theater presentations and creative engagement opportunities for audiences.

10 performers | 70 minutes no intermission

 

Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show

CIRCA’S UN-BAAA-LIEVABLE ACROBATS IN A HIGH FLYING FAMILY ADVENTURE

Two worlds gleefully collide when the internationally-acclaimed Australian circus ensemble, Circa, and Academy Award® winning studio Aardman, bring Shaun the Sheep to the stage. The thrilling world premiere season of SHAUN THE SHEEP’S CIRCUS SHOW combines the extreme physicality and awe-inspiring feats of Circa, and the playful charm of the multi-award winning TV series Shaun the Sheep. This is must-see family entertainment, packed full of smart wit, vibrant circus skills and daredevil acrobatics.

9 performers | 75 minutes + Intermission