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The 2020 Dance and Circus Calendar

Physical feats and disciplined artistry unite the worlds of dance and circus, despite the many differences between the artforms.

In part two of our overview of the performing arts in 2020 we cast our eye over some of the dance, circus and physical theatre delights programmed across Australia in the coming months.

Please note that we cannot include everything, with some independent dance and circus companies yet to announce details of their 2020 seasons; similarly, we’ve tried to provide an overview of the many Fringe Festivals delights on offer rather than listing every single show. Rather than an exhaustive guide to the entire sector, consider this calendar a starting point for your own personal aesthetic investigations – we encourage you to look further, explore more deeply, and marvel at what you find.

Part one of our coverage, an overview of the year’s opera and classical music offerings, is already live, andin the next few days we’ll be concluding this series with a theatre and musical theatre calendar. Happy reading!


Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus – Circa: 7-22 January
Designed to entertain people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the music of Mozart in an illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous artists and an accordionist. After its QPAC season in January the production tours to the Glen St Theatre in NSW before heading on to Canberra, Bendigo, Shepparton, Frankston, Kalgoorlie, Karratha and other locations before its final dates in Melbourne in late October.

Kurios – Cirque du Soleil: 10 January – 23 February
Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. After its Brisbane season, Kurios plays Melbourne (12 March – 26 April), Adelaide (29 May – 7 June) and Perth (15 July – 2 August).

Peepshow – Circa/QPAC: 14 to 25 January
A playfully exhilarating ride into the bizarre recesses of your mind performed by some of the finest acrobatic talent on the planet.

Time Flies – The Flying Fruit Fly Circus/Sydney Festival: 14–19 January
Forty years of the Fruities’ youthful vigour encapsulated in one show and featuring the entire ensemble performing together onstage for the first time…

Read the Full Article at  Artshub