Audiences will be left in awe as they immerse in contemporary circus as On by Circa performs at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.
Over the past two decades Circa has forged a reputation as the most artistically audacious circus on the planet.
Now it returns to the Bundaberg Region for the fourth time, on 23 May, to present its newest production, On by Circa.
Associate and Tour Director Kristen Maloney said On by Circa was about chance encounters, new connections and the show displayed what it means to be human.
“The idea stemmed from the desire for physical connection, relationships and touch after Covid lockdowns,” Kristen said.
“In the performance, we explore the lives of eight strangers and how their paths cross in the courtyard of an apartment block.
“We have stripped back the stage elements to the essential ingredients: eight extraordinarily talented acrobats, a score by Melbourne composer Jethro Woodward and a striking lighting design by Paul Jackson.
“By layering bodies, sound and light, we have created complex acrobatic sequences with sharp moments of close-up intimacy.
“At its heart On by Circa is a stripped back circus that is uncompromisingly bold and unashamedly athletic.”
Kristen said the Bundaberg audience would be moved by the performance.
“There is universality about the physicality, the fragility, the strength and artistry of contemporary circus and its ability to create stories that can excite, make us think and entertain,” she said.
“Regardless of how much experience an audience member has of going to the theatre, contemporary circus is open to everyone and we hope On by Circa moves people and makes them think and feel something.”
Kristen said during past visits to the Bundaberg Region, the Circa crew had enjoyed their time and they were looking forward to returning.
“Circa has travelled to Bundaberg in 2011, 2016 and 2017 and we are delighted to be back,” she said.
“The highlight was connecting with new audiences and we are excited to do so again with On by Circa.
“In 2023, On by Circa has so far toured to nineteen regional venues and performed in front of many supportive, kind and delighted audiences.
“We can’t wait for Bundaberg audiences to see stripped back circus that is bold, athletic, stylish and thrilling. Also, visiting the Bundaberg Rum Distillery is always a highlight!”
On by Circa
When: 8 pm Tuesday 23 May
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
To purchase tickets: Click here
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