“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
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
“…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
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
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.
|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|
|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|