Contemporary Circus
"Not only was it impressive that any human, circus performer or not, could create such towering climbs, but the real hold your breath moments were in the safe dismantling from such heights. With each totem, was a conquer, and with each moment of deconstruction Circa gave us team work, togetherness, and most importantly humility. In the air, on top of shoulders, they were gods, but on the ground, balancing shoulder to shoulder, we saw humanity and family on stage." - LA Dance Chronicle
two circus performers catch an acrobat who flips off the shoulders of two other performers

“The mighty Circa”  (The Guardian)

Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies.  Since 2004, from our base in Brisbane, Australia, we have toured the world – performing in more than 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. Our 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. Fuelled by the question ‘what is possible in circus?’ Circa 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.  We are 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.

Find a Circa performance near you and discover why Circa has been hailed as nothing short of “… a revolution in the spectacle of circus.” (Les Echos).

Circa are committed to fostering the next generation of circus artists and run public circus classes from our studio in Brisbane. Circa also run regular circus programs with communities throughout Queensland and around Australia.

As a champion of live performance, Circa were the Creative Lead for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games arts and cultural program.