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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 – January 2021
Performers 7
Duration 70 minutes


Jaw-dropping, seat-clawing and armchair-exhaustingArtsHub 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 beTime Out | View

…70 minutes of wonder … perfectly timed, perfectly executed, perfectly staged”- Courier Mail View

There is circus – and then there is Circa.”- Theatre Travels, Aus | View

…impressive and sophisticated contemporary New Circus at its best” – Berlin Morning Post, Germany


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 Stempler.


Click below to see the Humans 2.0 gallery.

Tour Dates

Date City Venue
10th - 15th July 2023 Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival
4th - 8th October 2023 Bogota, Columbia Teatro Mayor

Past Dates

Date City Venue
13th - 20th January 2021 Sydney, Australia Sydney Festival
17th - 19th September 2021 Dusseldorf, Germany Dusseldorf Festival
4th - 27th November 2021 Berlin, Germany Chamäleon Theater
10th - 20th November 2021 Brisbane, Australia Playhouse, QPAC
28th January 2022 Davis, USA Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
17th February 2022 Fairfield, USA Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
11th - 12th March 2022 Philadelphia, USA Annenberg Center, Penn Live Arts
22nd - 23rd April 2022 Gothenburg, Sweden Stora Teatern
17th May 2022 Villejuif, France Théâtre Romain Rolland
5th - 27th August 2022 Edinburgh, Scotland Underbelly's Circus Hub, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
28th - 29th January 2023 Miami, Florida The Moss Center
15th - 19th February 2023 Montreal, Quebec TOHU
25th February 2023 Charleston, South Carolina Gaillard Center
3rd March 2023 Merignac, France Pin Galant de Mérignac
4th March 2023 Biarritz, France Gare Du Midi
7th - 8th March 2023 Niort, France Le Moulin De Roc
10th March 2023 Clichy-sous-Bois, France L'Espace 93
11th March 2023 Maisons Alfort, France Les Théâtres de Maisons-Alfort
14th March 2023 Saint Germain en Laye, France Théâtre Alexandre Dumas
16th March 2023 Cebazat, France Semaphore
22nd March 2023 Saint Quentin, France La Splendid
25th March 2023 Ostwald, France Le Point d'Eau
28th - 30th March 2023 Nimes, France Théâtre Bernadette Lafont, Théâtre de Nîmes
1st April 2023 Montbeliard, France Ma Scène Nationale
12th - 16th April 2023 London, United Kingdom Southbank Centre
25th - 27th April 2023 Prague, Czech Republic Jatka78
29th April 2023 Morges, Switzerland Théâtre De Beausobre
3rd - 5th May 2023 Aix-en-Provence, France Les Théâtres
12th - 13th May 2023 Karlsruhe, Germany TollHaus
19th - 21st May 2023 Recklinghausen, Germany Ruhrfestspielhaus Big House
27th - 29th May 2023 Bergen, Norway Grieghallen
3rd - 4th June 2023 Singapore Esplanade Theatre

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.