On by Circa

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble.

Event Date 2023-04-22T10:00:00

On by Circa is circus at its contemporary best - as thrilling as it is moving.

Saturday 22 April | 8pm | GPAC Main Theatre

After the smash-hits of Humans 2.0Carnival of the Animals and Peepshow, Brisbane’s globally renowned Circa returns with their newest creation On by Circa.  

A chance encounter. A touch. An improbable connection. On by Circa follows eight strangers whose lives cross in the courtyard of an apartment block. Over the course of a single night they will fight, love, laugh and find moments of beauty and transcendence.  

Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, with a pulsating score from Melbourne composer Jethro Woodward and striking lighting design from Paul JacksonOn by Circa is an unmissable and powerful new work infused with fierce humanity and exceptional acrobatics.

★★★★★“…a stylish, flawlessly executed physical essay on the human need for connection.” The Age, Australia.

★★★★1/2 “…the ensemble’s extraordinary strength, flexibility, timing, co-ordination and sheer trust in one another thrills and delights.” Limelight, Australia. 


Cast & Creatives 

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Director Yaron Lifschitz

Composer and Sound Designer Jethro Woodward

Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

Lighting Designer Paul Jackson

International representation Please credit where as appropriate as per your region

Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives USA, Canada, Central & South America 

Antonin Coutouly / Book Your Show France

Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia & New Zealand

Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects

Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking & coordination

Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations & big dreams

Photographer credit Pia Johnson

Due to the nature of live performance, the individuals in the Circa Ensemble and musicians are subject to change. A current and accurate list of acrobats involved in the performance will be available closer to the performance date.


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.

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Always was. Always will be.

Saturday 22 April

GPAC Main Theatre

Full Price $30
Access / Concession $25
Group 10+ $25
Child (15 and under) $22

Additional Information

Duration: 65min

Artist recommended age:  12+

COVID Refund Policy: Ticketholders can seek a refund up to 5 days prior to any performance date they are unable to attend due to COVID isolation. 

A Monash University commission

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