SIFA 2023


Humans 2.0




Humans 2.0

by Circa (AU)

3 Jun, Sat, 8pm
4 Jun, Sun, 3pm
Esplanade Theatre

Humans 2.0 pushes the boundaries of what circus can be. Intimate and primal, this thrilling symphony of acrobatics and aesthetics explores what it means to be human – not just as a noun, but a verb. Through choreography that blends movement, dance, theatre, and circus, Humans 2.0 explores not what humans are but how we are – how we connect, attract, repel and attach, how we commune and how we isolate. More than just a showcase of the skill and virtuosity of individual performers, Humans 2.0 is about the collective power of the ensemble and its endless sculptural forms and variations.

Humans 2.0 follows ten individuals as they begin to move in harmony with each other, before their rhythms shift and physical limits are pushed to the extreme, as they grapple with the struggle to find balance amid constant uncertainty. Can we ever find a perfect equilibrium, or is adapting to constant change the only way forward?

With pulsing music by composer Ori Lichtik, Paul Jackson’s dramatic lighting, and directed by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Humans 2.0 is a must-see. Intimate, primal and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.

There will be a post-show talk with the cast after Saturday evening’s performance.

There will also be an acrobatic workshop by CIRCA on 3 Jun, click here to sign up.

Humans 2.0 is commissioned by The Mondavi Center, UC Davis

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.

In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay


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Yaron Lifschitz | Director
Ori Lichtik | Original Music
Paul Jackson | Lighting Designer
Libby McDonnell | Costume Design
Jason Organ | Technical Director


1h 10m, no intermission

Minimum age 6
Recommended for audiences age 6 and above
Wheelchair accessible
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