Without Elephants and Trapezes, Circa Turns Circus Into an Art Form
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Circa is a circus that pushes the boundaries of the art form. In a dozen years, the Australia-based company has performed in 33 countries on six continents. No animals, no trapeze acts, no Beatles music...and yet the group has carved out for itself a unique place in the entertainment world. Photo Credit Justin Nicholas Would you believe...a circus set to Shostakovich? Or even Monteverdi? It's clearly different from anything the world has ever seen. Yaron Lifschitz, the founder and director, took time away from creating five (count 'em five) new circus pieces to talk with me about why he approaches circus the way he does. Photo Credit Justin Nicholas Michael: How did you find the courage to run away and join the circus? Yaron: Well, I got bitten by the theatre bug. I loved the experience of being at theatre and seeing work on stage. But I failed miserably as a theatre director. I just didn't really like stories and acting very much. The thing that appealed to me...
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