Following their smash hit Humans, virtuosic circus ensemble Circa return with a new love letter to humanity.
Created by visionary director Yaron Lifschitz with music by composer Ori Lichtik (Sharon Eyal/LEV), lighting by Paul Jackson (Staatsballet Berlin) and eleven of Circa’s finest ensemble members, Humans 2.0 continues pushing the boundaries of what circus and acrobatics can be.
An empty stage reduces performance to the essentials: the physicality of the ten performers and the dense, electrifying acrobatic choreographies they create together. The driving electro-beat of the soundtrack becomes the metronome of a 70-minute tour de force in which complex movements flow seamlessly into one another. Joyous and searching, the performers explore their own strength and vulnerability and fiercely celebrate what it means to be human.
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa ensemble.
Performed as part of “Circa – A Company in Residence”.
Duration: 70 min, no intermission
Age recommendation: 8+
Directed by: Yaron Lifschitz
Associate Director Berlin: Geordie Brookman
Original music: Ori Lichtik
Light design: Paul Jackson
Technical director: Jason Organ
Costume design: Libby McDonnell
Photos: Pedro Grieg
Hero Image: Justin Ma
A Company in Residence
Circa Contemporary Circus have been at the vanguard of Australian contemporary circus for two decades. Based in Brisbane, Circa has toured the world with numerous productions since 2004, performing to over one million people in 40 countries. Circa’s multi-layered performances continue to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus. Their work combines extreme physicality and thrilling staging into complex, ever-surprising performances.
One of the most artistically exciting contemporary circus companies in the world, Circa’s work has garnered six Helpmann Awards, Australia’s most prestigious award for live entertainment, amongst many other accolades. They have enjoyed multiple seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, the Barbican Centre and the Southbank Centre in London, the Sydney Opera House, the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg and Les Nuits de Fourvière in Lyon. Circa have been guests at the Chamäleon Berlin on several occasions.
Under the artistic direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa is built around an ensemble of exceptional, multi-talented circus artists who constantly challenge traditional practices and approach each performance with force and focus – as if for the first and only time.
As part of the production series “Circa – A Company in Residence“, the Australians are presenting four pieces over a period of four months. This special concept allows us collaborate with the Circa ensemble to adapt and artistically develop four outstanding productions from the Circa repertoire for Chamäleon audiences.
In the Press
Jaw-dropping, seat-clawing and armchair-exhausting
The Conversation, Australien
… spellbinding physical drama, with just the right amount of play, death-defying tricks and whimsical imagery
The Conversation, Australien
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