Articles on ‘Circa’
What happens when you mash-up extreme acrobatic theatre with the three great heroines of twentieth century drama: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler and Nora? In the progressive endeavour to challenge the boundaries of ‘what is theatre,’ La Boite opens its 2016 season with a daring collaboration with contemporary circus ensemble Circa, When One Door Closes. This… Read more.
This inspired program is something very special. It brings together the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, French soprano Claire Lefilliâtre, and seven members of Circa, a Brisbane-based circus company. The program of French Baroque music is divided into two portions. The first—the shorter of the two—is concert-like, conducted by harpsichord player Paul Dyer, Artistic Director and co-founder of… Read more.
It seems at first like an improbable idea, combining circus with the courtly music of the Baroque era. Sure, circuses have music … but it’s not usually elegant Baroque music played on period instruments. And yet Circa and French Baroque—in Sydney and Melbourne during July and August—is indeed a collaboration between circus company Circa and… Read more.
The experience of watching Circa continues to leave me a babbling mess of words that don’t come near to describing how they make me feel. Opus, which was co-comissioned by the Melbourne Festival and premiered in France in 2013, was developed by Circa’s choreographer and director Yaron Lifschitz, the Circa ensemble – it’s the first show to… Read more.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is once again set to become a hub for creative little imaginations as the Out of the Box Festival, now in its twenty second-year, prepares to launch the 2014 event with two more festival days than previous years. This year, the internationally recognised children’s festival will run into the school holidays… Read more.
I’ve seen a lot of circus and a lot of contemporary dance, but I’ve never seen anything like Circa’s S. Premiered at the Brisbane Festival in 2012, S has toured Australia and the world, and tonight is the last chance to see it in Melbourne. It’s on at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (corner of St Georges… Read more.
Cheeky, awe-inspiring, and just plain fun, Circa goes Beyond in their new production, which premiered at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 2 May. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Charles Darwin, Beyond is a surreal circus where the performers more animalistic urges are explored. This theme ran through the show, with some performers donning over-sized rabbit… Read more.
It was a beautiful, balmy, Melbourne autumn evening and what a setting – the stunning grounds of the heritage listed Cranlana, the Myer family home in the heart of Melbourne’s Toorak. A red carpet covered the pebbled driveway, black suited waiters wound their way through the gathering offering delicious canapes and sparkling champagne (or water… Read more.
Circa take circus to a whole new level as they open a curiosity cabinet of physical mastery that is irreverent, sexy, turbulent, breathtaking and at times laugh out loud funny. There is always a sense of awe at this level of tumbling and turning from the less agile, but Circa certainly captivate the crowd on… Read more.
Innovative Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz is a designer of dreams and Circa is the dream he dreams for us. If this performance were a photograph I would make accusations of the use of Photoshop, for it is beyond comprehension that human beings can move this way and still be alive. A troupe of performers, who… Read more.