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The Future Begins Now

Is the future a place of wonder or devastation?

Circa’s The Future Begins Now brings together a vast cast of eclectic artists and Cairns locals to imagine and enact their visions of the future.

Before the audience’s eyes rises a giant, transparent doughnut that might be a space capsule, a biohazard zone or an incubator for parallel realities.

Inside, sixty performers ranging from acrobats to stilt-walkers and dancers will collide, collapse and ascend in an extraordinary parade of human possibility.

The Future Begins Now will bring Circa creatives together with artists and participants from the Cairns community – sharing skills, stories and experiences to create a journey full of colour and movement, great skills, quirky comedy and all the drama of being human in the future, which starts now.


World premiere Cairns, Australia 2021
Performers 100
Duration 60 minutes


Created by Benjamin Knapton and the company

Concept Yaron Lifschitz
Director Benjamin Knapton
Technical Director Jason Organ

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.

Circa respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we work and live paying respects to Elders past, present and future.

Tour Dates

Past Dates

Date City Venue
3rd September 2021 Cairns, Australia Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns Festival

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.