Ten acrobats from award-winning contemporary circus ensemble Circa take audiences on a stirring journey of what it means to be human and how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are.
Presented in the intimate setting of Tank 3 at Tanks Arts Centre as part of 2018 Cairns Festival, Humans is a new show that sees acrobats explore the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme and question how much we can take as humans.
How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load?
They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them.
Created by Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz, the stage is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed.
With incredible strength and integrity, they connect each moment seamlessly with the next in a thrilling and heart-stopping performance.
Glimpse their humanity as they find redemptive power in strength and celebrate what it means to be fiercely human.
Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Since 2004, the Brisbane-based company have been touring the world, performing in 39 countries to over a million people.
Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus – pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances.
Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz has directed over 60 productions including mainstage theatre, physical theatre, large-scale events and opera.
In 1991 he graduated from the Directing course at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course.
He was founding Artistic Director of the Australian Museum’s Theatre Unit, Head Tutor in Directing at Australian Theatre for Young People and has been a regular guest tutor in directing at NIDA since 1995. In 2002 he was instrumental in founding the Circa Brisbane Training Centre.
The two Humans shows will be held August 30-31 at Tanks 3 and the Tanks Art Centre.
Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are $36.75 or $31.50 concession and are available at Ticketlink www.ticketlink.com.au
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