By Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
A stirring, heart-stopping journey of what it means to be human.
15 Aug – 19 Aug
Courageous, ground-breaking, risk-taking.
Circa might just be the most in-demand Australian arts company in the world right now, and it’s easy to see why. Their reputation for fearless, boundary-pushing new circus, which combines physical virtuosity with an expressive humanism, is borne out in every one of their shows.
In this stirring work, ten acrobats take us on a journey through what it means to be human. Exploring the physical limits of their bodies, they question just how much we can take as humans. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? They lead us to reflect on our lives and our loved ones, on the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them.
In Humans, the stage is stripped bare and the vulnerability of these highly skilled acrobats is exposed. Glimpse their humanity as they celebrate how our bodies, our connections, and our aspirations combine to make us who we are. It’s a seamless, thrilling and heart-stopping ride.
Recommended for ages 10+.
“The five-star favourite...A clear demonstration pf the artistry of circus” - The Guardian
“Stunning athleticism and heart-stopping acrobatics in this innovative circus work of the highest calibre” – ArtsHub
“. . . an engrossing and astonishing piece of performance” – Daily Review
“With astonishing strength, grace, agility and integrity, each moment is seamlessly connected” – Sydney Arts Guide
Free Talking Point
Humans - Merrigong Talking Point
Saturday 18 August, 5pm
Photo by Sarah Walker
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Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, IMB Theatre
Pens/Group 8+: $62
Under 30s: $49
Family of 4: $196 (Max 2 Adults)
School Groups 8+: $23
A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.
Wed 15 Aug, 7.30pm
Thu 16 Aug, 6.30pm
Fri 17 Aug, 7.30pm
Sat 18 Aug, 7.30pm
Sun 19 Aug, 5.00pm
Post Show Q & A:
Thu 16 Aug, 6.30pm
Approx. 1 hr 10 mins (no interval)
Tickets On Sale 10am Monday 15 January 2018