Humans 2.0 | BREC

Humans 2.0

Run Time 70 mins no interval
Ticket Prices Adult $55 +BF | Concession/Student  $45 +BF
Family 2A/2C  $155 + BF | Under 18  $30 +BF | Group 6+  $50 +BF | + BREC Access
BREC Presents Humans 2.0 by Circa
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Age Suitability: Ages 8+

ARRIVE EARLY for a drink at the Trapeze Bar and raise your eyes to the skies to see the Head Over Heels Circus Squad flex their performance muscles with aerial antics in a show of strength and flexibility for your viewing pleasure before the main event.

Head Over Heels Circus Squad is a small but dedicated group of aspiring aerial artists who train weekly at BREC during term time.

17 May 2024
7:30 pm

A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, this is next level circus by Circa.

Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward?

This next chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans is a tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik and revealed in Paul Jackson’s dramatic lighting.

Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.



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

Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia & New Zealand
Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking & coordination
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations & big dreams

Production images Image by Pedro Grieg and David Kelly.

About Circa

“The mighty Circa” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world – performing in more than 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. Circa’s works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.

Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus – pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. It continues to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus. Compelled by the question ‘what is possible in circus?’ Circa is leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that ‘redraw the limits to which circus can aspire.’ (The Age).

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists who have been a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues in New York, London, Berlin and Montreal with seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Barbican Centre, Les Nuits de Fourvière, Chamäleon Theatre as well as major Australian Festivals.

See Humans 2.0 at BREC and discover why Circa has been hailed as nothing short of ”… a revolution in the spectacle of circus.“ (Les Echos).

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.

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.



Tickets & Venue Info

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A doorway to the arts that’s always open!

We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.

So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.

$10.00  OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else

* Limited BREC Access Tickets available



“Jaw-dropping, seat-clawing and armchair-exhausting”
– ArtsHub, Aus // View

“… spellbinding physical drama, with just the right amount of play, death-defying tricks and whimsical imagery”
– The Conversation

“Humans 2.0 is a seriously sensational spectacle: as aesthetic as it is athletic, as comedic as it is grave, and all in all, a visceral delight.”
– The Conversation

“[Humans 2.0] pushes the boundaries of what circus and acrobatics can be”
– Time Out

“…70 minutes of wonder … perfectly timed, perfectly executed, perfectly staged”
– Courier Mail

“There is circus – and then there is Circa.”
– Theatre Travels

“…impressive and sophisticated contemporary New Circus at its best”
– Berlin Morning Post