Los Angeles Theater Preview: CIRCA (Broad Stage in Santa Monica)

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by Tony Frankel on March 12, 2014

in Theater-Los Angeles,Tours


Brisbane-based Circa creates circus that moves the heart, mind and soul. The company discovers, cultivates and presents works and experiences from the living heart of circus, which makes it vital, challenging and delightful. The ceaselessly inventive outfit, guided by safe danger and fuelled by love and respect, will make its Broad Stage debut this weekend in Santa Monica.

CIRCA, the circus presented by Circa, now on tour..

The company started out as the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus” in 1987, but Yaron Lifschitz changed the name when he took over in 2004—he wanted something more edgy, more unmistakably circus-like. As artistic director, Lifschitz has helped redefine the idea of a circus into something artistic, emotional, and challenging. The company pays homage to the classic circus while sharing its new vision of theatrical, multimedia, boundary-pushing productions. Since 2006, Circa has toured to 27 countries across six continents.

CIRCA, the circus presented by Circa, now on tour.

Circa presents a breathless cocktail of acrobatics, dance, and cabaret paired with an immersive use of sound, light, and projection. The company’s multi-talented performers reveal the outstanding strength and beautiful architecture of the human body in a risk-taking performance that is breathtaking, beautiful, and sexy. As such, Circa has quickly risen to become one of the most acclaimed circus ensembles in the world.

CIRCA, the circus presented by Circa, now on tour

At its Broad Stage debut, Circa will perform its self-titled show, CIRCA, which has been described as its most accessible and engaging work. The large-scale entertainment was originally remixed from three of the company’s most acclaimed works, but it continually evolves. The touring troupe is made up of seven core members, each of them highly trained in the circus arts. Though young, most of the members have been performing for years, with some having trained at the National Institute of Circus Arts, a training institute that offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts.

photos by Justin Nicholas

CIRCA, the circus presented by Circa, now on tour...CIRCA
presented by Circa
Eli & Edythe Broad Stage
1310 11th St. in Santa Monica
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm
for tickets, call 310.434.3200
or visit www.thebroadstage.com
CIRCA tours through April 13, 2014
for more info, visit www.circa.org.au

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