The circus in general is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year but it sure has come a long way. No longer featuring animals, the circus today is about acrobatics, gymnastics, aerial displays and athleticism – especially when it comes to Circa. Australia’s answer to Cirque du Soleil, Circa is coming to Vancouver, bringing its brand of performance art to The Chan Centre on April 28th.
Chan Centre Presents Circa: Opus
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Road)
Tickets: Fro $46. Available by calling 604-822-2697, going online, or visiting the Chan Centre ticket office.
Since forming in Brisbane, Australia in 2004, Circa has become an international sensation, being called to perform in more than 35 countries. In Opus, 14 acrobats—some of whom will be suspended from the Chan Centre ceiling—will perform gravity-defying feats as they interact with the four musicians of France’s esteemed Debussy String Quartet. This genre-defying work pushes the boundaries of ‘nouveau cirque’ to the stirring music of Dmitri Shostakovich.
Described by The Guardian as “truly virtuosic,” Circa is led by Australia-based contemporary circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz. Featuring an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled performing artists from Australia and beyond, Circa’s award-winning works have been praised by critics for stretching the perceptions of traditional circus.
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Update The winner is Alex!