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What Will Have Been

“…circus at its purest and most thrilling… utterly captivating” – Daily Review, Australia

Three artists stretch the boundaries of contemporary circus in this intimate and deeply moving new production by Brisbane-based contemporary circus company Circa.

Hauntingly beautiful and truly virtuosic What Will Have Been is a sublime display of interlocking bodies, awe-inspiring movement and pure physical beauty. Circa’s intrepid artists will challenge your perceptions of what is possible within the human body and draw you deep into a world of physical daring.

Accompanied on stage by a live violinist and fusing together the music of Bach and spine-tingling electronica, this explosive new production is guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings and have you on the edge of your seat.


World premiere Norwich, UK 2015
Performers 4 (3 acrobats, 1 violinist)
Duration 65 minutes


“. . . as breathtaking as ever… you could have heard a pin drop.”- Norwich Evening News, UK | View

★★★★ “. . . circus at its purist and most thrilling . . . utterly captivating.”– Daily Review, AUS | View

 “Circa is spare of costume, prop and space. Rather, it focuses on circus as an essential human art, exploring the physical and emotional possibilities of acrobatic physicality.” – The Edge, USA | View   

“…an evocative narrative of physical and emotional resonance.” Arts and Ideas, USA | View


Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble
A Norfolk and Norwich Festival and La Teatreria (Mexico) commission

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director / Co-Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Co-Lighting Designer Richard Clarke
Costume Design Libby McDonnell

Violinist Rebecca Seymour/Lachlan O’Donnell

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. 

Tour Dates

Past Dates

Date City Venue
19th - 23rd June 2018 Becket, USA Jacob's Pillow
30th - 31st May 2019 Santa Ana, USA The Yost Theater
4th - 9th June 2019 Charleston, South Carolina, USA Spoleto Festival
12th - 15th June 2019 New Haven, Connecticut, USA Arts & Ideas Festival
19th - 23rd June 2019 Becket, USA Jacob's Pillow
6th - 7th September 2019 Ketchum, Idaho, USA The Argyros
13th - 20th September 2019 Osaka, Japan Morinomiya Piloti Hall
18th - 18th September 2019 Hiroshima, Japan JMS Aster Plaza Middle Hall
21st September - 22nd August 2019 Hyogo, Japan Himeji City Cultural Center Large Hall
23rd - 23rd September 2019 Nagoya, Japan Winc Hall
24th - 25th September 2019 Tokyo, Japan Yomiuri Hall
30th November - 5th December 2021 Berlin, Germany Chamäleon Theater
18th June - 2nd July 2022 Stockholm, Sweden Parkteatern, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern
7th - 30th July 2022 Avignon, France Théâtre des Lucioles

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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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