Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa ensemble, “Humans” strips the stage bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. With incredible strength and integrity, they connect each moment seamlessly with the next in a thrilling and heart-stopping performance. They find redemptive power in strength and celebrate what it means to be fiercely human.
Read an interview with Lifschitz.
Circa might just be the most in-demand Australian arts company in the world. “Humans,” which premiered in 2017 in Sydney, Australia, has been performed in more than a dozen countries on three continents. The company’s reputation for fearless, boundary-pushing new circus is borne out in each of its shows, which combine physical virtuosity with an expressive humanism.
“Humans” was commissioned by MA scène nationale–Pays de Montbéliard. 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.
Don and Mary Ellen Fisher sponsor the presentation at Penn State.
Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered in Eisenhower Auditorium one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.
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