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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 Stemple.


Click below to see the Humans 2.0 gallery.

Tour Dates

Date City Venue
28th - 29th January 2023 Cutler Bay, USA South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

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

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.
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