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Humans

“Courageous, ground-breaking, risk-taking – these are artist/athletes of the highest order.”

– ARTSHUB, AUSTRALIA

Ten acrobats from award-winning contemporary circus ensemble Circa take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human and of how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are.

Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme they question how much we can take as humans. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz, the stage is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. With incredible strength and integrity they connect each moment seamlessly with the next in a thrilling and heart-stopping performance. Glimpse their humanity as they as they find redemptive power in strength and celebrate what it means to be fiercely human.

About

World premiere Sydney, Australia 2017
Performers 10
Duration 70 minutes
Touring History Australia, Italy, UK, Belgium, Romania, France, Hungary, USA

Reviews

★★★★★ “This beautiful, fearlessly honest celebration of flesh and blood strengths does just that, and with humour too”  – The Herald ScotlandView

★★★★ “Here are humans pushing the limits of flexibility and strength and they are a marvel to watch” – The List |  View

★★★★ “. . . poetry in motion” – The Times View

★★★★★ “The show is incredibly brave and has a beautiful, bated-breath quality.” – Edinburgh Guide | View

★★★★★This might well be the company’s best work yet” – The Stage | View 

★★★★★ “an absolute must see.” – EdFringe Review | View

★★★★★ “ “Stunning athleticism and heart-stopping acrobatics in this innovative circus work of the highest calibre.” – ArtsHub | View

“. . . the five-star favourite . . . a clear demonstration of the artistry of circus” – The Guardian | View 

Acknowledgments

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble
Commissioned by MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director Jason Organ
Costume Design Libby McDonnell

International Representation
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova (Worldwide, except territories below)
David Lieberman / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives (USA, South America, Canada)
Danielle Kellie / Circa (Australia / New Zealand)
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa (New Creations / Collaborations / 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. 

Gallery

Click below to see the Humans gallery.

Music

Discover the music from Humans curated by Yaron Lifschitz. Music is subject to change, may not be the same version and some tracks may not be available on Spotify. #circacircus #circapeepshow


Tour Dates

Date City Venue
20th - 22nd September 2019 Düsseldorf, Germany Düsseldorf Festival
28th September 2019 Bolzano, Italy Transart Festival
3rd - 3rd October 2019 Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg
5th - 6th October 2019 Nimes, France Theatre Bernadette Lafont
10th - 10th October 2019 Brugge, Belgium Municipal Theatre, Bruges
14th - 14th October 2019 Leuven, Belgium Stadsschouwburg Leuven
19th October 2019 Burlington, Vermont, USA Flynn Centre
1st - 2nd November 2019 Beverly Hills, California Bran Goldsmith Theater
5th - 10th November 2019 Montreal, Canada Tohu
27th - 30th November 2019 Melbourne, Australia Arts Centre Melbourne
17th - 17th January 2020 Markham, Ontario, Canada Flato Markham Theatre
18th January 2020 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Living Arts Centre
21st - 21st January 2020 The Pennsylvania State University, USA Eisenhower Auditorium,

Past Dates

Date City Venue
10th - 12th May 2018 Budapest, Hungary Trafo
18th - 19th June 2018 Montpellier, France Printemps des Comédiens
2nd - 3rd July 2018 St Etienne, France Pole Culturel l'Opsis
24th - 29th July 2018 Galway, Ireland Galway International Arts Festival
9th August 2018 Redland, Australia Redland Performing Arts Centre
11th August 2018 Wagga Wagga, Australia Civic Theatre Wagga Wagga
15th - 19th August 2018 Wollongong, Australia Merrigong Theatre Company
22nd August 2018 Frankston, Australia Frankston Arts Centre
30th - 31st August 2018 Cairns, Australia Tanks Arts Centre
4th - 9th September 2018 Sydney, Australia Glen Street Theatre
14th - 15th September 2018 Newcastle, Australia Newcastle Civic Theatre
28th - 29th September 2018 Philadelphia, USA Annenberg Center Live
3rd - 7th October 2018 New York, USA Brooklyn Academy of Music - Next Wave Festival
11th - 13th October 2018 Portland, USA White Bird
26th - 27th October 2018 West Lafayette, USA Purdue University
1st - 2nd November 2018 Stanford, USA Bing Concert Hall
6th November 2018 Urbana, USA Krannert Center
9th - 10th November 2018 Toronto, Canada Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
13th November 2018 Austin, USA Texas Performing Arts
29th November - 7th December 2018 Groningen, Netherlands Grand Theatre
19th - 21st December 2018 Namur, Belgium Place du Théâtre
28th - 31st December 2018 Ljublijana, Slovenia Cankarjev Dom
5th - 6th January 2019 Gothenburg, Sweden Stora Teatern
16th - 16th March 2019 Murcia, Spain Teatro Circo Murcia
20th - 24th March 2019 Madrid, Spain Teatro Circo Price
27th - 28th March 2019 Amiens, France Grand Théâtre
29th March 2019 Laon, France Maison des Arts et Loisirs
30th March 2019 Bethune, France Théâtre Municipal de Béthune
2nd - 3rd April 2019 Albi, France Scène Nationale d'Albi
5th April 2019 Sarlat, France Centre Culturel
9th - 10th April 2019 Anglet, France Théâtre Quintaou
12th - 13th April 2019 Mérignac, France Le Pin Galant de Mérignac
19th April 2019 Poissy, France Théâtre de Poissy
23rd - 24th April 2019 Compiègne, France Théâtre de Compiègne
26th April 2019 Istres, France Théâtre de l'Olivier
27th April 2019 Sainte Maxime, France Le Carré
2nd May 2019 Breda, Netherlands Chassé Theatre
3rd - 4th May 2019 Rotterdam, Netherlands Circusstad Festival
24th - 25th May 2019 Mexico City, Mexico Telmex Cultural Centre
28th - 30th June 2019 Dartmouth, USA Moore Theatre
9th - 11th July 2019 Amsterdam, Netherlands Koninklijk Theater Carré
2nd - 24th August 2019 Edinburgh, Scotland Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe
28th August - 1st September 2019 Hull, UK Freedom Festival
13th - 14th September 2019 Oxford, UK Oxford Playhouse
16th - 17th September 2019 Manchester, UK Quays Theatre

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