There is a fine line between human and animal, between madness and sanity, between logic and dream... Circa invites you to step over this line...and go Beyond.

Beyond is a warm, surreal and unexpectedly moving. Blending dynamic circus acts like trapeze and Chinese pole with multiple rabbit heads, rubics cubes and blindfolds, set to a bewitching mix of show tunes, ballads and electronica, this creation delights and enchants.

Beyond is set on multiple stages within stages - small red-curtained worlds that offer a glimpse of this rich and empathetic world. Maybe we are in a cabaret, a zoo, an asylum or a stage. Seven artists have gathered here tonight to express their inner selves and to connect with each other and the audience.

Over the course of Beyond we meet the artists, marvel at their skills, enter their personalities and emerge into a strangely beautiful and curiously tender world.

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party
10 (7 performers, 3 crew)

Beyond is suitable for 200 - 2000 seat venues. It can be staged in cabaret setting. Touring history: Germany, New Zealand, Brisbane, UK

Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world's leading performance companies. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world - performing in 40 countries to over a million people. Circa's works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.

Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus - pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. It continues to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus, and is leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that 'redraw the limits to which circus can aspire" (The Age).

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists who have been a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues in New York, London, Berlin and Montreal with seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Barbican Centre, Les Nuits de Fourvière, Chamäleon Theatre as well as major Australian Festivals.

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Unique Selling Point

Beyond is an enchanting show featuring eclectic skills, bunny heads and a joyous sense of the surreal. We created it to warm and delight audiences with the more empathetic and tender sides of our circus arts.

Community Engagement

Great circus is for everyone. Circa has a range of community engagement opportunities on offer - from tiny tumbler workshops for 3 year olds to circus masterclasses for local artists. Circa can tailor experiences to suit different communities.