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Humans 2.0

“Humans 2.0 is a seriously sensational spectacle: as aesthetic as it is athletic, as comedic as it is grave, and all in all, a visceral delight.”
The Conversation

A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, this is next level circus by Circa.

Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward?

This next chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans is a tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik and revealed in Paul Jackson’s dramatic lighting. Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.


World premiere Sydney, Australia 2021
Duration 70 minutes


“Jaw-dropping, seat-clawing and armchair-exhausting”ArtsHub View

“… spellbinding physical drama, with just the right amount of play, death-defying tricks and whimsical imagery”- The Conversation | View

“[Humans 2.0] pushes the boundaries of what circus and acrobatics can be”Time Out | View


Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble
Commissioned by The Mondavi Center, UC Davis

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Original Music Ori Lichtik
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Technical Director Jason Organ
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

International Representation

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.

Photography by Yaya Stemple. Pictured: Marty Evans, Georgia Webb, Keaton Hentoff-Killian and Hamish McCourty from the Circa Ensemble.


Click below to see the Humans 2.0 gallery.

Tour Dates

Date City Venue
4th - 27th November 2021 Berlin, Germany Chamäleon Theater
10th - 20th November 2021 Brisbane, Australia Playhouse, QPAC
11th - 12th March 2022 Philadelphia, USA Penn Live Arts

Past Dates

Date City Venue
13th - 20th January 2021 Sydney, Australia Sydney Festival
17th - 19th September 2021 Dusseldorf, Germany Dusseldorf Festival