Flexible Feet Perform Remarkable Feats in “Humans By Circa”

One of Australia’s leading circus arts companies, Circa, features ten outstanding acrobats, exploring the human spirit through strength, agility, vulnerability, and determination. The company’s repertoire combines contemporary circus skills with acrobatic dance, much like its French counterpart, Cirque Du Soleil. The performance space is minimalist, with the barest of sets, costuming, and lights. The company’s artistic director, Yaron Lifschitz, has worked in the art forums of opera and physical theatre, while the performers have extensive experience in acrobatics, break dancing, and modern dance. The show, recently completing its run at the Wallis Annenberg, pushes the envelope, with no holds barred, seemingly impossible physical feats, with awe inspiring numbers. Each piece shares a common theme: an innate connection to being human. Through exquisite movement, sensuality, and each dancer being completely in touch with his/her body, we come to realize how our bodies, minds, souls are intertwined, with trust in each other of utmost importance. The polished rock stars of this ensemble include Caroline Baillon; Marty Evans; Piri Goodman; Keaton Hentoff-Killian; Cecilia Martin; Hamish McCourty; Daniel O’Brien; Kimberley O’Brien; Jarrod Takle; and Sandy Tugwood. They bring a combination of energy, elegance, and passion to the art of dance. Their dynamic and fluid moves continue to dazzle throughout. From flying above the ground…to immaculate posture onstage, with ballet grace to athletic prowess, the performers bounce, tumble, and build human towers, bringing the world of circus art and dance to new heights.


About Bonnie Priever Curtain Up!

I am a theatre reviewer extraordinairre. I attend and cover theatres ranging from large to small venues, and every subject from musical theatre to dramatic presentations. Also please check out my reviews at www.examiner.com and www.tolucantimes.com my email is bonniedeb13@hotmail.com
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