Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
The Ruhrfestspiele have long been a home to the New Circus. Since 2019, it is even more firmly anchored in the festival's program. In 2023, the Ruhrfestspiele will present a production of this extraordinary, diverse, still underrated art form in the Großes Haus. And this is not just any production: "Humans 2.0" by the Australian company Circa is probably the most impressive, powerful, and beautiful work that the New Circus has to offer at the moment. Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then lose themselves again in opposite directions. Towers of people grow and disintegrate, bodies jump, fly, become trapped - gravity seems to be suspended, the boundaries between bodies become fluid.
"Humans 2.0" is acrobatic dance theater and choreographed circus art at the same time. With a powerful soundtrack and beguiling light design, this production captivates all generations. Circa Contemporary Circus stands for Australian circus art of the highest order. In the last 20 years, the company around Yaron Lifschitz has shaped the style of an entire genre and conquered the world. "Humans 2.0" stays true to Circa's strengths, presenting the epitome of their impeccable craft.
"Humans 2.0" is commissioned by the Mondavi Center, UC Davis. Circa gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, responsible for funding and advising the arts, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Circa Contemporary Circus
With: Circa Ensemble
Commissioned by The Mondavi Center, UC Davis
Music: Ori Lichtik
Lighting Designer: Paul Jackson
Technical Director: Jason Organ
Costume Designer: Libby McDonnell
Booking and Coordination: Wolfgang Hoffmann/AuroraNova
Photo: David Kelly
Age rating: 8+
Language: without language