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Photo by Andy Phillipson
Photo by Andy Phillipson
New Zealand Festival 2014
Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Producer Danielle Kellie

at Opera House, Wellington
From 8 Mar 2014 to 16 Mar 2014
[70 mins]

Reviewed by Sharu Delilkan, 12 Mar 2014
originally published in TheatreScenes: The Auckland Theatre Blog

“Circus spectacular” doesn't even begin to describe the innovative circus act that is currently gracing the stage of Wellington's Opera House as part of the 2014 New Zealand Festival.

Right from the get-go you know that the Brisbane-based circus company Circa is going to entertain you. The tongue-in-cheek delivery of every acrobatic twist and turn of the agile troupe is extremely refreshing. You can't help falling in love with all the caricatures that they paint with their elasticity and constant injection of humour. In short it's great to see such talented people but who don't take themselves seriously – an endearing quality that has the audience eating out of the palm of their hands. [More]
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