Chan Centre Presents Circa: Opus

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 — 7:47am PDT
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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.

Justin Nicholas, Atmosphere Photography

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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  1. Luc says:

    Circus and music, win-win!

  2. LisaB says:

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

  3. Brittany says:

    would love to see this in person!

  4. adam steele says:

    would love to go for date night

  5. Ariel C says:

    sounds like fun!

  6. dane says:


  7. Don says:

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

  8. Jenny says:

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

  9. Kirsten says:

    I would love to go and see this awesome show!

  10. Lorena says:

    This Aussie Circa Opus looks to be exceptional and creative!

  11. Amanda says:

    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. Dane says:

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

  13. Janet says:

    Circuses are fun!

  14. Shelley Butcher says:

    This show sounds amazing!

  15. OJ says:

    Show sounds great

  16. Cindy says:

    Wow sounds amazing!!

  17. Harold says:

    Would like to go.

  18. Aria says:

    Good luck everyone!

  19. Alo says:

    Classical music and athletics, what a combination!

  20. Rose says:

    Got to check out this awesome collaboration!

  21. Ying says:

    I am intrigued.

  22. Lolo says:

    Musicians are blindfolded!

  23. Ally says:

    Two of my favourite activities.

  24. Alex says:

    What sight and sound!

  25. Ian says:

    Looks different

  26. Kelly says:

    Going to the circus!

  27. Rose says:

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

  28. Sandra Pink says:


  29. Bev says:

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

  30. Garden says:

    Love to see the show!

  31. Pete says:

    Thanks for the write up!

  32. Tammy says:

    Looks like fun!

  33. Angela says:

    This would be fabulous!

  34. Angela says:

    This would be fabulous to see!

  35. SK says:

    Very exciting

  36. Cheuk Lau says:

    great show

  37. Karen says:

    Would love to go!

  38. Eileen says:

    I’d love to go.

  39. Jill Elliott says:

    What a treat.

  40. Andrea says:

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

  41. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to check this out!

  42. Jason B says:

    Would be great to check out.

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