“. . . a delightful and unique experience for children (and their grown ups)” – Australian Stage,AUS
The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.
Our zebras juggle and flip. Our kangaroos skip and somersault. We’ve elephants with street-cred and rhythm. And even our dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.
Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers.
World premiere Brisbane, Australia 2014
Duration 50 minutes
“. . . a spellbinding and mesmerising performance… about wild imagination, explosions of magic and comical humour that speaks to everyone, especially children . . . a spectacle not to be missed.” – Brisbane Kids, AUS // View
“Is there a more joyous sound than a roomful of children laughing and squealing with delight?”- Indaily, AUS // View
“magical to experience . . . a truly beautiful piece of interactive theatre.” – Theatre Review, NZ // View
A production by Circa and QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director/Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Video Design Michaela French
Sound Design/ Composer Quincy Grant
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French,
Costume Design Libby McDonnell
Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives USA, Canada, Central & South America
Antonin Coutouly / Book Your Show France
Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia & New Zealand
Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking & coordination
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations & big dreams
Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.
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