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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.

About

World premiere Sydney, Australia – January 2021
Performers 10
Duration 70 minutes

Reviews

“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

Acknowledgments

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 Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Photography by Yaya Stempler.

Gallery

Click below to see the Humans 2.0 gallery.

Tour Dates

Date City Venue
27th - 28th July 2024 Suffolk, England Latitude Festival
2nd - 24th August 2024 Edinburgh, Scotland Underbelly
6th - 8th September 2024 Aberdeen, Scotland Aberdeen Performing Arts
14th - 15th September 2024 Budapest, Hungary Trafo
18th - 19th October 2024 Beverly Hills, California, USA The Wallis
13th April 2025 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
3rd - 4th June 2025 Fürth, Germany Fürth City Theater

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
10th - 15th August 2023 Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival
18th - 20th August 2023 Stuttgart, Germany Theater Stuttgart
23rd - 26th August 2023 Zurich, Switzerland Theatre Spektakel
26th September - 1st October 2023 Ecuador, South America Teatro Sanchez Aguilar
5th - 8th October 2023 Bogota, Colombia Teatro Mayor
20th - 21st October 2023 Yakima, USA Capitol Theatre
25th October 2023 Utah, USA Kingsbury Hall
28th October 2023 West Lafayette, USA Loeb Playhouse
1st November 2023 Monterrey, Mexico Festival Santa Lucia
23rd - 26th November 2023 Ballerup, Denmark Baltoppen Live
4th - 7th January 2024 Madrid, Spain Teatros del Canal
12th - 13th January 2024 Mallorca, Spain Auditorium Palma de Mallorca
17th - 27th January 2024 Barcelona, Spain Teatre Coliseum
30th January 2024 Ottawa, Canada Shenkman Arts Centre
31st January 2024 Kingston, Canada Kingston Grand Theatre
1st February 2024 Markham, Canada Flato Markham Theatre
2nd February 2024 St Catharines, Canada First Ontario Performing Arts Centre
3rd February 2024 Oakville, Canada Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
4th February 2024 Brampton, Canada The Rose Theatre
10th February 2024 Victoria, Canada Royal Theatre
13th February 2024 Calgary, Canada Jack Singer Concert Hall
15th - 17th February 2024 Seattle, USA Meany Center for the Performing Arts
25th February 2024 Trento, Italy Centro Servizi Culturali
27th February 2024 Bolzano, Italy Teatro Stabile di Bolzano
2nd - 3rd March 2024 St Pölten, Austria Festspielhaus
5th March 2024 Friedrichshafen, Germany Graf Zeppelin House
6th March 2024 Schaffhausen, Switzerland Stadttheater Schaffhausen
9th March 2024 Mamer, Luxembourg Kinneksbond
20th March 2024 Turnhout, Belgium De Warande
1st April 2024 Riga, Latvia Rīgas Cirks
6th - 8th April 2024 Stuttgart, Germany Theaterhaus
11th - 13th April 2024 Antwerp, Belgium MAD Festival
17th April 2024 Brugge, Belgium Cultuur Centrum Brugge
18th April 2024 Frankston, Victoria Frankston Arts Centre
19th April 2024 Sainte-Maxime, France Le Carre Sainte Maxime
20th April 2024 Nunawading, Victoria The Round
23rd - 24th April 2024 Geelong, Victoria Geelong Arts Centre
25th April 2024 Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, France EMC
27th - 28th April 2024 Senart, France Theatre Senart
27th April 2024 Bendigo, Victoria Ulumbarra Theatre
1st - 2nd May 2024 Rotterdam, Netherlands Circusstad Festival
2nd - 4th May 2024 Canberra, ACT Canberra Theatre Centre
8th May 2024 Cairns, Queensland Cairns Performing Arts Centre
11th May 2024 Margaret River, Western Australia Arts Margaret River
14th May 2024 Albany, Western Australia Albany Entertainment Centre
17th May 2024 Bunbury, Western Australia BREC
19th May 2024 Mandurah, Western Australia Mandurah Performing Arts Centre