The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.
Our zebras juggle and flip... Our kangaroos skip and somersault... We’ve elephants with street-cred and rhythm... And even our dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.
Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 10 (7 performers, 3 crew)
Suitable for 200 to 2500 seat venues 50 minutes running time Premiered at QPAC's Out of the Box Festival, June 2014
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.
- Company Website
Unique Selling Point
Carnival of the Animals is a large-scale show that will fill theatres with enchantment and magic, yet retain the humanity and intimacy of Circa's style. It is physically astounding, crammed with amazing circus skills including aerials, acrobatics, tumbling, table sliding and skipping.
Teachers resources are available for the show.