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Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

“Is there a more joyous sound than a roomful of children laughing and squealing with delight?”

-InDaily on Circa’s family show Carnival of the Animals.

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.

About

World premiere: Logan, Australia – July 2018
Performers: 3 (2 acrobats, 1 musician)
Duration: 60 minutes

Acknowledgments

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble
Commissioned by The Art House Wyong

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Associate Director Benjamin Knapton
Music Mozart and Quincy Grant
Lighting Designer Geoff Squires
Technical Director Jason Organ
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

Assistant Costume Designer Selene Cochrane
Artistic Consultants Darcy Grant & Scott Wit

International Representation
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova (Worldwide, except territories below)
David Lieberman / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives (USA, South America, Canada)
Danielle Kellie / Circa (Australia / New Zealand)
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa (New Creations / Collaborations / 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

Date City Venue
12th - 22nd December 2018 London, United Kingdom Barbican Centre
2nd - 12th January 2019 Melbourne, Australia Arts Centre Melbourne

Past Dates

Date City Venue
4th July 2018 Logan, Australia Logan Entertainment Centre
12th - 13th July 2018 Gold Coast, Australia Home of the Arts
19th - 20th July 2018 Wyong, Australia The Art House Wyong
4th - 25th August 2018 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Underbelly Circus Hub
2nd - 3rd October 2018 Araluen, Australia Araluen Arts Centre
6th October 2018 Katherine, Australia Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
9th - 12th October 2018 Darwin, Australia Darwin Entertainment Centre