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Global hit returns for an extraordinary hometown season
Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. Bringing this classical music suite to life for a new generation of circus, music and animal lovers, Carnival of the Animals captivates with whimsical tales of creatures of the land and sea.
Circa’s world-famous acrobats will be joined by eight exceptional young artists from Brisbane. Together they will fly, tumble, leap and spin their way through the wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom in this re-imagined production. Brisbane audiences will be the first in Australia to see this very special version of Circa’s acclaimed family favourite.
“. . . a delightful and unique experience for children (and their grown-ups).” Australian Stage
“Is there a more joyous sound than a roomful of children laughing and squealing with delight?” InDaily, Australia
“Magical to experience ...a truly beautiful piece.” Theatre Review, New Zealand
A production by Circa and QPAC's Out of the Box Festival
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
Performed by the Circa Ensemble
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director & Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Video Designer Michaela French
Sound Designer & Composer Quincy Grant
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
Recommended for ages 3+
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QPAC is operating at 100% capacity. Masks are strongly recommended for all patrons in our foyers and theatres. Please bring your own mask with you. Find out more
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Presented by QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival and Circa
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.
Supported by The Creative Sparks Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.
Image by Damien Bredberg.
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