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How to make an apartment feel like home

Acrobat Lauren Herley is currently living in London while she is performing ‘Closer‘ at the Udderbelly Festival (April 7-June 12). We talk to her about how she settles into a new place while she’s on tour. 1. Tell us about your current living arrangement in London. Do you already have any local areas you go to …

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Yaron reflects on 2015

In an industrial town in France there lives a rabbit whose name is ‘Circa’. This is reality but it is also a fairy tale and that is very much the sort of year we have had here at Circa. 2015 was a year of big dreams and new frontiers. We set out to challenge ourselves. …

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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 …

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Alice Lee Holland joins Circa as Resident Director

Circa is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alice Lee Holland as Circa’s Resident Director. She can be contacted on from November 22 About Alice Alice is a graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.Unafraid to think from zero, Alice is an ambitious …

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Penny Miles joins Circa as Executive Producer

Circa is delighted to announce that Penny Miles is joining our team as Executive Producer. Penny brings a wealth of experience to the role and has the energy and chutzpah we love at Circa. She can be contacted on from November 4. About Penny In 2012, Penny joined the Australia Council of the Arts …

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Behind the scenes of Il Ritorno

Hear the inspiration behind the Carnival of the Animals video design

“The initial ideas for Carnival of the Animals came out of a week long development process with Yaron Lifschitz and Libby McDonnell in Berlin in Dec 2013. I flew back to London with an imagined world inside my head and spent the following six months finding ways to bring that world to life. I wanted …

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Yaron on why ‘Il Ritorno’ is personal to him…

Sometimes, as they say in the movies, ‘this one is personal’. That is how I feel about Il Ritorno. It’s personal because the classics of antiquity have much to teach us. I came to them late, mainly through reading the great Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert whose writings changed my life. Once I heard the deep …

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Meet Conor & Lisa as they talk Wunderkammer

1. When did you discover that you wanted to pursue a career in circus? LISA: I was first introduced to circus at the age of 6 when my family went on a vacation to Las Vegas, where I saw my first circus show Mystère by Cirque du Soleil. Since then, I have always had a …

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French Baroque with the Brandenburg Orchestra

About French Baroque A stage bathed in moonlight. The sumptuous sounds of the French Baroque, a glamorous French soprano sings of love, longing and loss.

 From the shadows, strange creatures emerge – walking on their hands, bending over their backs, hanging by their feet.

Soon bodies and song are entwined in an intricate and seductive dance that …

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Meet Bridie Hooper as she talks Beyond

Can you tell us a little about your background? I’ve been doing circus since the age of 11, it began as a casual after school activity and then I became completely addicted. I loved the physical challenges, the creativity and the encouragement and love that everyone shared with one another. Upon deciding that I wanted …

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Freya talks Carnival of the Animals

  1. Tell us a little bit about Carnival of the Animals? Carnival of the Animals is a magical world created around Camille Saint-Saëns famous chamber suite from the 1880’s. The show is based around transformations, from human to animal, animal to animal, how a body can morph into many different forms. It was first …

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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.