Forget everything you believe you know about cabaret and circus!

Previews: 25. August – 12. September 2018
Premiere: Thursday, 13. September 2018
Season: 25. August 2018 – 17. February 2019

The "rockstars of the circus world" (The List) return to the CHAMÄLEON with their latest masterpiece: Experience the captivating circus world of CIRCA'S PEEPSHOW! Forget everything you believe you know about peepshows - because precisely these expectations will be played with, broken, and thoroughly debunked in best Circa style. CIRCA'S PEEPSHOW turns everything you thought you knew about cabaret and circus inside out and offers a glimpse into an explosive, extraordinary circus world.


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What do we see? What does it mean to be watched? How does observation change what is observed? Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination. CIRCA'S PEEPSHOW lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful. Expect teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending, and devilishly precarious aerials.

CIRCA'S PEEPSHOW combines some of the best acrobatic talent on the planet under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz to create a playfully exhilarating ride into the beautifully bizarre recesses of your mind. If you loved Circa's cult circus cabaret classics WUNDERKAMMER and BEYOND, get ready of the next level with CIRCA'S PEEPSHOW.

Do not lean back. Do not relax. Become part of a jaw-dropping night at the theatre and see the world from the other side of the curtain.

Due to the complex subject matter and the artful staging we recommend the show to children aged 14 or older.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and Libby McDonnell with the CIRCA Ensemble
Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director & Light Designer Jason Organ
Associate Director & Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

About the company

Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world's leading performance companies. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world - performing in 39 countries to over a million people. Circa's works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.

Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus - pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. It continues to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus, and is leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that redraw the limits to which circus can aspire" (The Age). Circa's work has won numerous awards, including six Helpmann Awards, Australia's most prestigious honours for live entertainment.

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists who have been a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues in New York, London, Berlin and Montreal with seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Barbican Centre in London, the Sydney Opera House or Les Nuits de Fourvière in Lyon. At the CHAMÄLEON, Circa has already performed multiple seasons with WUNDERKAMMER, BEYOND and CROSSROADS.

Circa is committed to fostering the next generation of circus artists and runs a Training Centre from its studio in Brisbane. Circa also runs regular circus programs with communities throughout Queensland and around Australia.

As a champion of live performance, Circa manages arTour and is the Creative Lead for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games arts and cultural program.

In the Press

“Stunning athleticism and heart-stopping acrobatics in this innovative circus work of the highest calibre.” ArtsHub / Australienüber HUMANS

“. . . the five-star favourite . . . a clear demonstration of the artistry of circus”
The Guardian / UK über HUMANS

“… poetry in motion”
The Times & Sunday Times / UK über HUMANS

“… a revolution in the spectacle of circus”
Les Echos / Frankreich über OPUS
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