Artistic Director YARON LIFSCHITZ
Running time approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
Returning to White Bird for a second time, Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus. They are known worldwide for pushing the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre, and circus. In their newest work HUMANS, 10 acrobats take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human. They show incredible strength and integrity as they connect each moment seamlessly in a thrilling heart-stopping performance.
Sponsored by: DARCI & CHARLIE SWINDELLS
- Circa hails from Brisbane, Australia and is directed by Yaron Lifschtiz.
- Since 2004 Circa has performed in 39 different countries and has performed for over 1 million audience members around the world.
- Humans, the work to be performed here in Portland by 10 of the company’s performers, explores the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the
extreme. They inspire audiences to question how much we can take as humans. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? This work
leads us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them.
- Circa is dedicated to promoting the art of circus and exploring its unending possibilities not only with their own work and touring but with a series of enrichment
programs. Their Artist in Residency Program is granted to three applicants each year looking to develop their own work in Circa’s space with a week long residency. Their
Circa Zoo program is focused on developing emerging talent in young circus performers training them three times a week with alumni of the program going on to
study further with notable circus programs. The Circa Crush Project trains young people between 8 – 18 years in circus performance skills culminating in a
performance at the Crush Festival.