Circa: Carnival of the Animals

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Circa: Carnival of the Animals
Circa: Carnival of the Animals

November 18

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“… A spellbinding and mesmerizing performance… about wild imagination, explosions of magic and comical humour that speaks to everyone, especially children… a spectacle not be missed.”  –Brisbane Kids, Australia

The circus comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap, and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

Our zebras juggle and flip…
Our kangaroos skip and somersault…
We’ve elephants with street-cred and rhythm…
And even our dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.

Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ delightful salute to feathers, fur, and fins. Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music, and animal lovers.

Read our latest blog post “Five Questions for Circa”

Tickets for kids 16 +under are always 50% the regular price!


Post-Show Workshop – SOLD OUT!

Calling all kids! You’ve seen the performance of Carnival of the Animals, now here’s your chance to explore the show’s characters with the Artistic Director of Circa, Yaron Lifschitz. Join us in the Upper Lobby after the show for a fun-filled 30-minute workshop of drama games to release your inner animal characters, inspired by the incredible Circa acrobats. Recommended for ages 5-12.


Carnival of the Animals by Circa (trailer) from Circa Contemporary Circus.

About Circa
From Brisbane, Australia comes a bold new vision of contemporary circus. A blending of bodies, light, sound and skills. A place where acrobatics and movement meld into a seamless whole. A celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Since 2006 Circa has toured to 34 countries across six continents. Circa’s work has been rapturously received by audiences, presenters and critics around the world. Critics have raved about Circa calling the work “stunning…exquisite… heart stopping” and “electrically charged”.is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa’s ensemble of exceptional circus artists is pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances.

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Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director/Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Video Design Michaela French
Sound Designer/ Composer Quincy Grant
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French,
Costume Design Libby McDonnell
Costume Creation Team Janie Grant, Susan Gibson, Trang Vo, Chris Healy, Selene Cochrane, Karen Blinco, Sarah White, Maria Wong & Kate Jefferay

International representation
David Lieberman / Artists’ Representatives (USA)

Carnival of the Animals by Circa
Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble

A production by Circa and QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival

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.