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The awe-inspiring contemporary circus troupe takes to the Brandenburg stage once more in Spanish Baroque: Brandenburg and Circa

Intense passion, delicate beauty and thrilling talent underpin this sublime experience, combining fiery baroque music with daring acrobatics. Paul Dyer and Yaron Lifschitz have collaborated to produce a powerful and enthralling performance that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Yaron says "After the beauty and elegance of French Baroque, I wanted to elicit earthy, powerful flavours in Spanish Baroque.

"Earth, love, death, rebirth mixed together in passionate ode to our humanity. I imagine a celebration where the strength and vigour of the music is matched by acrobatics and circus disciplines. Rich colours, raw flesh and sublime baroque music fuse together. I have asked our performers to channel the archetypes – the bull, the virgin, the upside down man – and put them into elemental contact and conflict inside a bullring.

"Sometimes soaring love will win, at other times loss and despair will triumph but ultimately it is a show made under the sign of blood – the rich red that runs hot through our veins and whose beating connects musicians, acrobats and audiences."

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Meet Circa

Caroline Baillon   Caroline Baillon
Caroline Baillon discovered circus when she was just seven years old and never imagined doing something else. In 2009 she moved to Quebec City where she follow the professional circus program at the prestigious Ecole Nationale de Cirque. She discover how to work and play with other artists with hand to hand and banquine, and has toured extensively in her duo ‘Conor and Caroline'. She has also developed her own aerial routine and interpretation of the multicorde.
Tim Fyffe Tim Fyffe
Captivated by human movement and its limitless possibilities, finding a love for acrobatics came to Tim naturally. Tim joined Circa in 2016 and performed in the world premiere of Troppo at Brisbane Festival, before touring.
Scott Grove Scott Grove
A performer since 15 years old, Scott spent 14 years as a performer and co-director of The Leaping Loonies touring Australia, Europe and Asia. He has performed in the English National Ballet’s Swan Lake and the 2000 Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony. Scott joined the Circa ensemble in February 2010.
Rowan Heydon-White Rowan Heydon-White
Rowan Heydon-White started flying around on a trapeze at an early age. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Physical Theatre, she moved to New Zealand to complete a Diploma in Circus Arts. Rowan joined Circa in 2013.
Gerramy Marsden Gerramy Marsden
Gerramy Marsden started his circus training at the age of 14, joining a youth circus based in Queensland. After discovering a natural talent for object manipulation, it was not long before he found himself performing seasoned shows at different venues from The Brisbane Powerhouse to the Adelaide Fringe Festival. He has recently completed a Bachelor of Circus studying at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), where he has further advanced his training in the art form of acrobatic basing and Rolla Bolla.
Conor Neall Conor Neall
Born in London in 1989, and attended The Circus Space in London (now the National Centre for Circus Arts), specializing in Chinese pole. During his studies he also developed skills in floor acrobatics, contemporary dance, trampoline/tramp wall and teeterboard.
Kathryn O’Keeffe Kathryn O’Keeffe
Kathryn trained in Canberra originally as a gymnast and dancer before attending the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2003 to study dance. Kathryn first worked with Circa in 2011, she has been a full time ensemble member with Circa since 2012.
Billie Wilson-Coffey Billie Wilson-Coffey
Billie discovered Spaghetti Circus at the age of 11 before moving to Melbourne to study at the National Institute of Circus arts in 2007. Billie joined Circa as a guest artist in 2011, becoming an ensemble member at Circa in 2014.
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