2017 Lineup


Main Stage

Circa (Brisbane)

January 19-22, 7:30pm
Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC


Presented with Theatre at UBC

Post-Show Talkback Jan 20, led by Adrienne Wong
Running Time 80m

Advance $32 /$28 /$26; at door $34 /$30 /$28
Theatre at UBC Box Office
Fully eligible for PuSh Pass access

Conceived, Designed and Directed by Yaron Lifschitz | Performers Freyja Edney, Darcy Grant, Scott Grove, Emma McGovern, Jesse Scott, Emma Serjeant, Lewis West | Producer Diane Stern | Lighting Designer and Production Manager Jason Organ | Costume Designer Amanda Fairbanks

January 19th opening reception supported by the Australian Consulate.


Circa’s self-titled creation is movement at its most adventurous and dangerous. Seven performers move from highly connected acrobatic and tumbling sequences to fast-paced moments of great intricacy where precision and timing are everything. Their signature style combines physical beauty, formidable circus skills and an immersive use of sound, light and projection. The result is a new form of captivating circus performance that is impossible to forget. Following their critically acclaimed run of The Space Between at the 2008 PuSh Festival, Circa returns with a “best of” performance that remixes existing creations into a bold new spectacle.

“Hailed worldwide as one of the most dynamic forces in new circus… what they do thrills and delights.” – The Herald, United Kingdom

Australia-based Circa is a company of national and international significance with an impressive reputation for innovation, touring and developing repertoire and local workshop programmes.

Having performed in over 18 countries since 2006, its work continues to be rapturously received by audiences, presenters and critics alike. Artist Director Yaron Lifschitz describes Circa’s work as one that defies description.

“It is, in its heart, a report on what is alive, nourishing and contemporary in circus. It is also a strange and curious new beast; at once savage, funny, lyrical, pure and challenging.”-


Click here for information on a matinée performance of Circa’s hilarious all-ages show 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes on Sunday January 23, 2pm

Read the 69 seconds w/circus performer Jesse Scott Interview

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