Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz explains the meaning behind ‘Humans’ which will make its world premiere at Sydney Festival in January 2017….
“We humans are a fairly weak, unimpressive species. Anything we can achieve physically can be easily surpassed by a well-trained monkey. An injured pigeon can fly higher and longer than the best acrobat in the world. A snake can bend infinitely more than the most flexible of contortionists. But it is precisely because we are human that our physical achievements acquire dignity, meaning and poetry. It is in connection to our vulnerability that our strength finds its true articulation. In our limitations are our possibilities.
In Humans, I have asked our ensemble of artists “what does it mean to be human”? How can you express the very essence of this experience with your body, with the group and with the audience? Where are your limits, what extraordinary things can you achieve and how can you find grace in your inevitable defeat?
The creation is the result of this investigation – a report on what it means to be human.”
Circa Artistic Director