Circus performance set to dazzle

Circa Contemporary Circus will visit Geelong next week. (David Kelly)

Geelong will have the opportunity to experience one of the country’s most artistically audacious circus performances this month.

Circa Contemporary Circus will dazzle when it brings its new show On By Circa to Geelong as part of Geelong Arts Centre’s Our Season 2022.

The contemporary circus will hit the Costa Hall stage on Thursday, May 12.

Geelong Arts Centre programming senior producer Penny McCabe said it was an exciting opportunity to experience a different kind of performance.

“At Geelong Arts Centre, we are all about expanding the definitions of what performance can be, and bringing unique entertainment experiences to our community,” she said.

“On By Circa challenges the notions of traditional circus and explores important themes while keeping audiences mesmerised, and we are delighted to host them right here at Geelong Arts Centre.”

In the show, artistic director Yaron Lifschitz explores the gift of weight that lies at the heart of acrobatics. The simple act of giving and accepting another’s mass is transformed into a profound meditation about beauty, loss and trust.

To keep the focus on the acrobatics, the stage elements are reduced to the basics – just seven acrobats, a score by Melbourne composer Jethro Woodward and a striking lighting design.

The show is recommended for people aged 12 and older.