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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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“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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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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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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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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Circa Australia Tour 2017

From July until October Circa will tour our home country visiting 19 Australian towns and cities! You can catch three different Circa productions while the ensemble are on the road, including Landscape with Monsters, Carnival of the Animals and Troppo. If you drove the entire distance between the 19 towns, it would be over 9,200 …

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Casey Joins The Training Centre

Our Training Centre Director Le Cornu is now on maternity leave, and we warmly welcome Casey Douglas as our Acting Training Centre Director! A seasoned performer, you might have seen Casey on stage as a member of the Circa Ensemble in our productions from 2010 – 2016. We are delighted to bring his expertise and …

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Could this be the most exciting job in the arts? The Director of International Development is a new role created to drive the development of new works, new markets and new opportunities. This is a unique chance to work with Circa, see the world and make stuff happen. About the position Working with Artistic Director …

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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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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.