Circa's newest show, On, is a world premiere presented by Monash University Performing Arts Centres. Over two decades, Circa has forged a reputation as the most artistically audacious circus on the planet. With productions ranging from large scale operas and vast choreographic spectacles, to site specific adventures and intimate chamber works.

This production is a world premiere commissioned by Monash University.

On by Circa sees Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz explore 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 achieve this alchemy, the stage elements are reduced to their most essential: seven extraordinary acrobats, a score by Melbourne composer Jethro Woodward and a striking lighting design. Layering complex acrobatic sequences with sharp moments of close up intimacy, the ensemble creates a stripped back circus of the heart that’s uncompromisingly bold and unashamedly athletic. On by Circa is circus at its contemporary best – as thrilling as it is moving.


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 respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live paying respects to Elders, past, present and future.

  • Dates & Times:
    • Thursday 7 April 2022, 7:30pm

    • Friday 8 April 2022, 7:30pm

  • Ticket Pricing

    PremiumA Reserve
    Child (under 12)$25
    Groups 8+$25
    Monash Staff$29
    Monash Alumni$29
    Monash Student$20
    Child (under 12)
    Groups 8+
    Monash Staff
    Monash Alumni
    Monash Student
    A Reserve
    Child (under 12)$25
    Groups 8+$25
    Monash Staff$29
    Monash Alumni$29
    Monash Student$20
  • Performance Information

    • Duration:approximately 70 minutes with no interval

    • Venue:Alexander Theatre

    • Age suitability:Recommended 12+

  • Venue Details

    Alexander Theatre:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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