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A special Carnival of the Animals in Montreal

The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea! For the first time ever Circa’s world class acrobats will be joined on stage by young performers from Montreal. They will tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

This thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns all begins at a party with a mysterious waltz… A group of children are enjoying getting into mischief when one tiny mishap and many imaginations later, the world of Circa’s Carnival is brought to life.Together the performers young and old will create kangaroos that skip and somersault, elephants with street-style and rhythm plus many other creatures slippery and slimy. Will the children every be able to return from this wild fantasia?
Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Circa’s acrobats and their young guests bring this classical music suite to life for all generations of circus, music and animal lovers.

The children will be performing in the show as a curious mix of children at a party and then as strange visitors to the land of The Carnival and we can’t be sure if it is real or their imaginations…
The children will be performing in the production alongside the Circa artists using movement, and circus physical languages and in an Alice in Wonderland-meets-Where the Wild Things Are way they will appear and disappear throughout the entirety of the sixty minute production. The focus of their performance will be during the overture and final scenes of the show created to a evocative re-scored version of Ravel’s La Valse.

Circa a thrilled to have the opportunity to create this truly unique, age inclusive version of the Carnival of the Animals in Montreal.

– Yaron Lifschitz, Director

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was. Always will be.