Circa, Australia’s contemporary circus company, keeps staying in the forefront on pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. The company has started the new year with two collaborative projects.
Circa has joined forces with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) to pay tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), in the year of his 250th birthday with a world-first circus performance of Beethoven’s towering 9th Symphony. This collaboration between the MSO and Circa opens the MSO’s 2020 Season from 21 – 22 February 2020 at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. In this encounter between Circa and the MSO, powerful emotions, extreme skill and dramatic acrobatics play out in this epic celebration of humanity. Ten circus artists under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz will give physical form to Beethoven’s music, dissolving the lines between movement, music, dance and theatrics. Click on image to open “Beethoven 9” rehearsal photo gallery: ...
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