Humans 2.0 by Circa at Rīgas cirks
A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, this is next level circus by Circa.
When: April 1, 7PM
Where: Rīgas cirks (Merķeļa street, 4), Riga
Performance duration: 70 min, no interval
Age suitability: 8+
About the show Humans 2.0
A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, this is next level circus by Circa. Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward? This next chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans is a tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik and revealed in Paul Jackson’s dramatic lighting. Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.
About the Circa company
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.
Photos: Amos Adams, Lesly Martin, Pedro Greig, Yaya Stempler, David Kelly
Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Humans 2.0 is commissioned by The Mondavi Center, UC Davis
Photo: Damien Bredberg
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