“For a long time, we’ve wanted to introduce a new circus work onto our Bluma Stage,” said Matthew Jocelyn artistic & general director of Canadian Stage. “How better to do this than by inviting Australia’s most recognized circus company to join us this season with a remarkable invention also featuring France’s Debussy Quartet and the music of Shostakovitch. This is circus as you have never experienced it, a true meeting of high and low art, and high and low ground.”
In an display of power and virtuosity, Opus features 14 acrobats tumbling, spinning and flying to the sounds of Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich’s string quartets, played live on stage by the Debussy String Quartet. Circa is known for creating new ways to experience circus, merging physicality and poetry to create impossible feats that bend genres and are seemingly effortless. Opus explores the complex relationships between the individual and the group, between the march of history and the dictates of the heart and between the tragic and the comic.
This show looks beautiful and unexpected. I can’t wait to see it! Performances will be held at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E.), from Nov. 12 to 16.