Dance – CIRCA at Her Majesty’s 16-19 May – Preview

From Berlin to Adelaide: CIRCA, one of Australia’s most successful exports in Adelaide for the first time

Direct from an 8-month sell out season in Berlin, Australia’s CIRCA embark on a 12-week, 22-venue national tour.  Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide audiences will have an opportunity see Australia’s leading circus company, renowned for stretching the boundaries of circus  as we know it from 16 – 19 May at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Brisbane-based CIRCA have toured extensively internationally since 2006, touring to 22 countries across five continents and performing to over 500,000 people. In 2011, CIRCA introduced a second full-time ensemble of 7 performers to meet the international demand for their work. In June this year their latest production, How Like an Angel, will feature as part of London’s Cultural Olympiad.

Hailed worldwide as a dynamic force in new circus, Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz attributes the company’s success to the extraordinary skills of its performers and the unique style of CIRCA’s work. Most new circus is adding theatre and dance to circus, where as we do the opposite. We strip it back and find new emotional landscapes inside what is generally considered to be a spectacle.” Without the ‘hoopla’ normally associated with the circus, these highly individual performers establish an intimate connection with the audience, magnifying the impact of their death defying acts and giving the work its universal appeal.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the CIRCA ensemble, the self-titled CIRCA is a large-scale work remixed from three of the Company’s most acclaimed works. Over 75 intense minutes, seven of the world’s best acrobats perform jaw-dropping, spine-bending moves – injected with something special. Combining high energy sound and innovative projections, CIRCA has received rapturous acclaim across the globe – touring to Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, USA, Spain and Buenos Aires.

Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz is a graduate of UNSW, University of Queensland and NIDA, where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course. He has directed over 50 productions including mainstage theatre, physical theatre, large scale events and opera. Yaron became Artistic Director/CEO of Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus in 1999, which was then renamed Circa in 2004.

CIRCA will also embark on a regional tour of South Australia, performing in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, and Port Pirie, as part of Country Arts SA’s Season 2012, proudly supported by ETSA Utilities.

“Circa have reinvented circus the way Cirque de Soleil did decades ago… but the young company is way cooler.” MIRROR, MONTREAL

“One hesitates to start a festival off giving a five-star review, but this is truly outstanding.”


“Breathtaking” THE GUARDIAN, UK ««««

What: Circa

Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre

When: 16 – 19 April 7pm, 19 May 2pm

Princi Cost: Adults $40, Conc $35, Student/Child $20, GreenRoom $19.95, Groups (6+) $35, Family (2+2) $100 Season Subscription Adult $35, Conc $30
Suitable: 10 + years

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Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz Producer Danielle Kellie Tour Manager/Director Sally Blackwood and Diane Stern Lighting Design Jason Organ Costume Design Libby McDonnell  Performed by Nathan Boyle, Jessica Connell, Daniel Crisp, Jarred Dewey, Todd Kilby, Alice Muntz and Brittannie Portelli.

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