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DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

We are recruiting an outstanding individual to join our ever-expanding team in an exciting new role of Director of International Development. Circa’s Director of International Development will drive the development of new works, new markets and new opportunities for Circa. About the position Working with Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz and our executive team, the Director of …

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Tour Director – Applications Now Open

Want to work with Circa? We are recruiting outstanding people to join our team as Tour Directors. These complex and challenging roles lead our national and international touring companies – looking after the art, artists and assisting with the delivery. A range of contract-based roles will be available. We are taking expressions of interest from suitable …

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PREPARING TO DEPART

From tiny black boxes to 2,000+ seat theatres, the team at Circa are no strangers to scaling a production to suit almost any venue. So what happens when you remove the venue all together and try something completely different? Depart is a production that takes place well and truly outside the box – and in …

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The taste of Tapas

After a sell-out and Helpmann Award-winning collaboration in 2015 of French Baroque, Circa will once again join forces with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for a fearless fusion of contemporary circus and baroque music.  Spanish Baroque will be created by Artistic Directors Paul Dyer and Yaron Lifschitz and they promise passion, power and virtuosity. The musical core of the show …

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Il Ritorno – The Long Journey Home

What is Il Ritorno? It is a journey which, simply put, is a theatrical work that combines circus and opera – but it’s a lot less simple than that. With a show that features seven acrobats, two singers, and four musicians, Il Ritorno delivers a powerful, visceral, physical poem of absence and separation. For those …

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A beautiful soundscape for ONE BEAUTIFUL THING

One Beautiful Thing is the newest creation by Circa, designed in three parts, with an intermission between each. Each part is a separate design, and conceived as a new musical world. The piece draws upon and heavily features a discipline called mallakhamb,  an Indian form of physical gymnastics involving pole and rope derived from myth and wrestling. …

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Say hello to Cecilia!

Cecilia Martin (lovingly known as CC at Circa HQ) grew up as an only child, and with Spanish as her first language, she was communicating with her friends through movement before she could communicate verbally. Surrounded by sport, music and art growing up she found a passion for circus early on, attending Warehouse Circus in …

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Yaron reflects on 2016…

Of all our reviews and feedback in 2016, I loved this one most of all. It arrived in the final weeks of a huge year. It reads “We enjoyed so much Beyond in Istres, France. 100% of the spectators were in an intelligent way more happy after the performance than before.” In an intelligent way, …

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Circa welcomes new Board member, Kerry Comerford

Kerry has extensive experience in arts and entertainment industry management. Most recently she was Vice-President, Asia Pacific for The Really Useful Group. For the RUG, Kerry has produced Andrew Lloyd Webber’s copyrights in 15 countries around the world including: China, Korea, Greece, Thailand, South Africa, Qatar, Taiwan Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining The …

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Yaron Lifschitz talks Arts Funding in the Australian

When you run a company you have a chance to create a little world: a functional, non-toxic utopia that stands as a modest bulwark against rising entropy and indifference. For 18 years now I have held the stewardship of a circus company from Brisbane, first called Rock ’n’ Roll Circus and, since 2004, Circa. Every …

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‘Humans’ – A note from Yaron

Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz explains the meaning behind ‘Humans’ which will make its world premiere at Sydney Festival in January 2017…. — “We humans are a fairly weak, unimpressive species. Anything we can achieve physically can be easily surpassed by a well-trained monkey. An injured pigeon can fly higher and longer than the best …

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Tim & Seppe’s training and diet needs

Seppe Van Looveren describes himself as a sharp-minded, playful, blue eyed, Belgium fried acrobat! Seppe’s acrobatic and artistic vocation started in his neighbors city garden, leading to his involvement with Ell Circo D’Ell Fuego (ECDF), an Antwerp-based artistic and social circus project known for ‘training their youngsters into lions.’  After 6 years at ECDF, he continued his …

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