Landscape With Monsters is a breathtakingly original circus-theatre creation from internationally acclaimed company Circa.
Yaron Lifschitz and the fearless Circa ensemble have forged a new type of circus. There are no traditional circus acts, no trapezes and not a red nose in sight. Instead, from a world of simple wooden boxes, a hard floor and tall metal structures, the meeting between ourselves and our environment is thrillingly brought to life.
Landscape with Monsters tells the story of post-industrial cities now in decay. Metal and wooden objects intersect with fast-paced acrobatics. This intensely physical new show is at once humorous and brutal, savage and beautiful.
Set to a soundtrack that mixes popular song and electronic music, Landscape with Monsters is bursting with the thrills that are the hallmarks of Circa performances. Emotions and bodies intertwine until we discover the monsters in the landscape just might be ourselves…
“…a rare work, as thought-provoking as it is heart-stopping. ”
Daily Review, Australia ★★★★
“…the finest piece of circus I’ve ever seen.”
Exeunt Magazine, The UK
A Circa and Merrigong Theatre Company Co-Production.
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble.
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Associate Director Alice Lee Holland
Sound Designer Daryl Wallis
Lighting and AV Design Toby Knyvett
Set and Circus Apparatus Design Jason Organ
Costume Design Libby McDonnell
Images Jason Organ and Carolyn Nowaczyk
Please note this performance is proudly brought to you by C!RCA and The Byron Theatre. This show is the first of many to come with a special Byron Theatre Club Membership ticket price. Contact the Byron Theatre box office to find out how to become a member of the Byron Theatre Club.
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”.
Circa’s current touring shows span diverse contexts from works for families in traditional arts centres to European contemporary arts festivals. Its works are highly innovative genre‐bending pieces that stretch the practice and perceptions of circus. Circa features a full time ensemble, a concentrated administrative team and a dedicated circus studio.
Circa also runs a Training Centre with an impressive workshop program in Brisbane at our professional studio, in schools and with partners throughout Queensland and beyond. On top of our term based and one‐off training activities, Circa has an impressive track record of producing quality workshops for children, young people and adults in a range of community contexts.
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 and the NSW government through Arts NSW.