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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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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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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.