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PEEPING AT PEEPSHOW

From it’s world premiere in Lismore in March, and a sold-out season in Geelong this month, Peepshow has already performed to over 2000 audience members. We are so excited to announce the complete tour dates for Peepshow in 2018, which will see Circa touring back to some of our favourite locations including Darwin Entertainment Centre in Australia, …

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ARTS AND CIRCUS – CIAO ELA

Brisbane born and bred, Ela Bartilomo’s roots are firmly planted in Brisbane, beginning her performing career in Circa’s youth troupe Circa Zoo, before attending the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) in Melbourne and graduating with a Bachelor of Circus Arts in 2017. Ela might be one of the newest acrobats in the Circa Ensemble, …

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Meet our ratbag Wolfgang

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amidst a puff of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and twirls. Featuring mischievous acrobats and a musician, Wolfgang reinvents the composer’s magical music with a circus twist. To his mother, he is Wolfgang. To those …

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Salute to the City

Buses. Trains. Bikes. Footfalls and car horns. Acrobats leap and land precisely as voices dissolve as a cascading symphony envelops your ears. Composer and sound designer Daryl Wallis isn’t a stranger to the works of Circa. No less than four previous productions bear his incredibly diverse pallet of sounds, from the echos of abandoned cities …

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The rite of circus

  For the first time in its 105-year history, Stravinsky’s seminal masterpiece The Rite of Spring will be reimagined as contemporary circus when Circa stages the world premiere of Rite.  Specially commissioned for Festival 2018 on the Gold Coast, Rite will play from 4 – 8 April at Festival 2018 to celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 …

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REVEALING PEEPSHOW

“The flesh is at the heart of the world.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty We are pleased to unveil our latest production – Peepshow, a new circus cabaret created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble. Peepshow offers a glimpse into the world beyond the ordinary, and will premiere in 2018. Opening in March next year at NORPA Lismore, …

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2018 CIRCA AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Ten acrobats go faster, higher and harder in this ecstatic love letter to our endangered species – “poetry in motion” THE TIMES, UK. With Humans opening at QPAC this Wednesday 6 December, we are pleased to reveal that Humans will be touring to Newcastle, Sydney and beyond in 2018. Humans at a glance: Humans is …

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FROM ANGERS TO THE WORLD – MEET CARO

Caroline Baillon (or Caro, as we affectionately refer to her) was born in Angers, France, and lept straight into circus. While she modestly describes herself as having ‘really curly brown hair’, Caro speaks French, Spanish and English, and has been performing circus for over a decade. She jokes there is a French saying that ‘when …

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QPAC AND CIRCA SOMERSAULT INTO THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Circa Contemporary Circus today announced a three-year partnership that will further enable the internationally renowned ensemble to push the boundaries of the art form and grow the opportunities to present ground-breaking works to audiences in Queensland. QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas said as part of the partnership QPAC and …

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Humans in Edinburgh

“Beautiful” (The Herald Scotland), “a marvel to watch” (The List), and “poetry in motion” (The Times) are just some of the phrases used to describe Humans, performing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Underbelly Circus Hub until 26 August. Premiering in Sydney earlier this year, Humans has since performed in Italy, Belgium and in …

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Introducing Trevor Carlson to the Circa Team

We are delighted to welcome Trevor Carlson to our team as Circa’s Director of International Development. Based in Barcelona, Trevor is an experienced arts executive whose career highlights include 14 years with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company serving as its executive director until the company’s planned closure. During his time with Cunningham, Trevor instigated major …

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Opening the Doors to the Studio

At Circa, we love supporting artists. So, in May and June this year, we opened up our studio doors and invited our community in. We call this initiative the Circa Studio Residency program, an annual offering for those in the circus community who are looking for space to create and develop work. With a number …

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