Not sure what it is like in your household at the moment but mine is in a bit of a lull – winter fatigue, coupled with a month of deadlines for the adults and assessments for the teen, the last few weeks of the school term are dragging!
In looking for a little inspiration to jolt us towards the school holidays, I thought the super human acrobatic efforts of Circa would do the trick.
Since 2004 Circa has been at the frontier of a new circus that pushes the boundaries and blurs the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus. We have seen their last two performances at Canberra Theatre Centre and were left literally breathless with anticipation during the performances.
This year, Circa is returning to Canberra with their much loved Landscape with Monsters show.
There are no traditional circus acts, no trapezes and not a red nose in sight. Instead, Landscape with Monsters tells the story of post-industrial cities now in decay. Metal and wooden objects intersect with fast-paced acrobatics.
On at the Playhouse – Canberra Theatre Centre from the 6th – 9th September.
The set is a plain black stage with the performers using simple wooden boxes, the hard floor and tall metal structures to bring the story to life.
This intensely physical show is awe inspiring, seeing the performers skills and pure human strength up on stage with no distractions or fancy sets.
What you need to know
Circa Landscape with Monsters is on at the Playhouse – Canberra Theatre Centre from the 6th – 9th September.
Tickets available online – https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au