Arts Commons – Circa Humans

Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward? 

Welcome to the world of the Australian contemporary circus phenomenon Circa. Since 2004, Circa has toured the world – performing across six continents, in more than 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. In each show, Circa performers push their bodies to jaw-dropping – sometimes death-defying – limits. 

Humans 2.0, the next chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans, is a tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik and revealed in Paul Jackson’s dramatic lighting. Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal, and deeply engaged with the idea of being human. Join Arts Commons Presents for this BD&P World Stage series presentation of Circa: Humans 2.0. 

Humans 2.0 is commissioned by The Mondavi Center, UC Davis.

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.