Chan Centre Presents Circa: Opus

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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.

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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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42 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LucWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 8:22am PDT

    Circus and music, win-win!

  2. LisaBWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 12:43pm PDT

    Fond memories of events at the Chan Centre; should get out there again soon!

  3. BrittanyWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 12:49pm PDT

    would love to see this in person!

  4. adam steeleWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 2:47pm PDT

    would love to go for date night

  5. Ariel CWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 2:48pm PDT

    sounds like fun!

  6. daneWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 5:14pm PDT


  7. DonWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 7:00pm PDT

    Sound like an exciting show. I would love to go!

  8. JennyWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 7:37pm PDT

    I have never been. Would love to take my brother who is in a wheelchair to see these acrobats

  9. KirstenWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 9:01pm PDT

    I would love to go and see this awesome show!

  10. LorenaWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 10:51pm PDT

    This Aussie Circa Opus looks to be exceptional and creative!

  11. AmandaWednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 11:14pm PDT

    Would love to take my husband to the show! It is my birthday on April 27 so it would be a perfect way to celebrate! ?

  12. DaneThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 7:22am PDT

    Nothing beats a good circus show!! And an Aussie one too! YAY!!

  13. JanetThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 7:45am PDT

    Circuses are fun!

  14. Shelley ButcherThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 9:10am PDT

    This show sounds amazing!

  15. OJThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 12:02pm PDT

    Show sounds great

  16. CindyThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 4:14pm PDT

    Wow sounds amazing!!

  17. HaroldThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 8:28pm PDT

    Would like to go.

  18. AriaThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 8:40pm PDT

    Good luck everyone!

  19. AloThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 8:42pm PDT

    Classical music and athletics, what a combination!

  20. RoseThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 8:45pm PDT

    Got to check out this awesome collaboration!

  21. YingThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 8:47pm PDT

    I am intrigued.

  22. LoloThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 8:50pm PDT

    Musicians are blindfolded!

  23. AllyThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 8:53pm PDT

    Two of my favourite activities.

  24. AlexThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 9:13pm PDT

    What sight and sound!

  25. IanThursday, April 19th, 2018 — 10:00pm PDT

    Looks different

  26. KellyFriday, April 20th, 2018 — 12:32am PDT

    Going to the circus!

  27. RoseFriday, April 20th, 2018 — 8:44am PDT

    Acrobatics, gymnastics, aerial displays and athleticism…all those took years with cooperative skills to achieve…love to see!!

  28. Sandra PinkFriday, April 20th, 2018 — 9:45am PDT


  29. BevFriday, April 20th, 2018 — 12:24pm PDT

    Wow, would love to see this award winning show Opus! It sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance Miss 604!

  30. GardenFriday, April 20th, 2018 — 3:57pm PDT

    Love to see the show!

  31. PeteFriday, April 20th, 2018 — 3:59pm PDT

    Thanks for the write up!

  32. TammyFriday, April 20th, 2018 — 5:51pm PDT

    Looks like fun!

  33. AngelaSaturday, April 21st, 2018 — 4:40pm PDT

    This would be fabulous!

  34. AngelaSaturday, April 21st, 2018 — 4:41pm PDT

    This would be fabulous to see!

  35. SKSaturday, April 21st, 2018 — 8:35pm PDT

    Very exciting

  36. Cheuk LauSaturday, April 21st, 2018 — 9:22pm PDT

    great show

  37. KarenSaturday, April 21st, 2018 — 9:35pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  38. EileenSunday, April 22nd, 2018 — 7:24pm PDT

    I’d love to go.

  39. Jill ElliottSunday, April 22nd, 2018 — 9:00pm PDT

    What a treat.

  40. AndreaMonday, April 23rd, 2018 — 9:47am PDT

    How cool! I love the circus and it would be great to get a chance to see this show!

  41. SanazMonday, April 23rd, 2018 — 10:29am PDT

    I’d love to check this out!

  42. Jason BMonday, April 23rd, 2018 — 11:20am PDT

    Would be great to check out.

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