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Circa Duck Pond
Circus and Physical
Feathers will fly in Circa’s exuberant take on Swan Lake.
The world's most romantic ballet is reimagined as an acrobatic spectacular, full of Circa’s signature physicality and shot through with cheeky humour, enchanting duets and colourful surrealism.
You'll meet a clumsy film crew, a sequinned flipper wearing duck army and a burlesque black swan. There'll be sumptuous aerials, dynamic cyr wheel and of course feathers! Touching, funny and completely entertaining, Duck Pond is a tale of identity and finding your true self.
Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz (“the Caravaggio of contemporary circus”) with ten members of the globally renowned Circa ensemble, this will be one of Circa’s most ambitious works yet with haute couture costumes courtesy of Libby McDonnell, music by Jethro Woodward (with hints of Tchaikovsky) and lighting from Alexander Berlage.
The thrilling physicality of Humans 2.0 and the playful comedy of Carnival of the Animals combine to make Duck Pond a must-see circus epic. Direct from sell out seasons across London, Berlin, Montreal and more, Circa can’t wait to return to Brisbane for the world premiere of Duck Pond.
- Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa ensemble
- Director and Stage Design Yaron Lifschitz
- Composer and Sound Designer Jethro Woodward
- Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
- Head of Wardrobe Anna Handford
- Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
- Dramaturg and Associate Choreographer Rani Luther
- Associate Director Marty Evans
“THE MIGHTY CIRCA” (LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN)
Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world's leading performance companies and a Queensland member of the national performing arts partnership framework alongside Opera Queensland, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Theatre. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world - performing in 40+ countries to over 1.5 million people. Circa's works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents. Circa is leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that ‘redraw the limits to which circus can aspire’ (The Age), including smash hits Humans, Humans 2.0, Carnival of the Animals, Peepshow and On by Circa.
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