Circa (contemporary circus)

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Circa Contemporary Circus (referred to as Circa) is an Australian contemporary circus company. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Circa produces circus productions drawing on acrobatics, movement, dance, music and theatre that tour in Australia and internationally. The company was established in 1987 and was initially named Rock n' Roll Circus. It was an ensemble based contemporary circus company that focus on performing the voice of the people (particularly the youth of the time) during a politically turbulent time in Queensland, Australia, during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era before shifting to a director led company and was renamed 'Circa' in 2004 under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz.[1]

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Circa Contemporary Circus
FounderDerek Ives & Antonella Casella (Rock n Roll Circus)
Yaron Lifschitz (Circa)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Area served
Key people
Yaron Lifschitz, Artistic Director & CEO

Circa's touring shows span diverse contexts from works for families in traditional arts centres to European contemporary arts festivals. Circa has toured to 39 countries across six continents, and been seen by over one-million people worldwide. In 2014, Circa performed over 360 performances to over 130,000 audience members locally, nationally and internationally.[2]