Review On Circa: Humans


Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Writer, Registered Critic


The Australian-based Circa Contemporary Circus' artistic director Yaron Lifschitz has championed Cirque du Soleil's glorious animal-free concept and taken it one step further, boldly eliminating the dazzling jaw-dropping design of the Cirque productions while pushing the extreme physicality—and sensuality—of his company members as they perform extraordinarily hyperphysical stunts on a basically bare stage. To say they push the boundaries of what members of our fragile and most breakable species can accomplish is an understatement as this award-winning 10-member ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, and theatricality, immediately raising the stakes of what the term “circus” can encompass.