Aurora Nova

Aurora Nova Aurora Nova - Award winning programme of cutting edge theatre for festivals & venues worldwide. Aurora Nova was set up in 2001 by Wolfgang Hoffmann as an alternative artist led venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Its curated programme of international visual theatre and dance quickly won critical acclaim and became a popular and much loved destination for discerning Edinburgh theatre goers. Aurora Nova’s departure from the Fringe in 2008 marked a turning point in its development. Representing a growing roster of international artists, the energy behind the company is now focused on bringing highly artistic yet universally entertaining shows to festivals around the world. See Auroranova.org for more details.

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16/10/2020
CHAMÄLEON Theater

Soooo happy for our friends at CHAMÄLEON Theater !! Join them this autumn and winter for a specially curated programme of outstanding contemporary circus from a range of Berlin AND international companies.
Oh and... keep your eyes peeled for a special late addition to the programme soon 😏😘

Es ist soweit: Das Programm für unsere Gastspielreihe PLAY ist online! Ab dem 5. November präsentieren wir 8 wunderbare Künstler*innen und Kompanien, die alle ihre ganz eigene Vision von zeitgenössischem Zirkus auf unsere Bühne bringen. Wir freuen uns unheimlich, unsere Türen endlich wieder zu öffnen und gemeinsam auf PLAY zu drücken!

Alle Infos zum Programm: https://chamaeleonberlin.com/de/play
Alle Infos für Euren sicheren Besuch: https://bit.ly/2SW5j5s

Ein wichtiger Buchungshinweis:
Aufgrund der geltenden Abstandsregelungen sind ONLINE nur ganze Tische buchbar. Einzeltickets und Rabatte sind telefonisch oder an unserer Theaterkasse buchbar.

And... that's a wrap! Standing ovations and autograph sessions (not pictured, you'll have to take our word for it) NAUTI...
28/09/2020

And... that's a wrap! Standing ovations and autograph sessions (not pictured, you'll have to take our word for it) NAUTILUS in Barcelona. Thanks Mercè Arts de Carrer for having @trygvewakenshaw over!

Following from Monday's joyful news... Watch the creators of Dimanche's gracious acceptance of their Prix Maeterlinck de...
23/09/2020
Prix Maeterlinck de la Critique 2020 - Meilleur Spectacle

Following from Monday's joyful news... Watch the creators of Dimanche's gracious acceptance of their Prix Maeterlinck de la Critique for Best Show here.

with Focus Cie, Compagnie Chaliwaté, Dimanche - Cie Focus / Cie Chaliwaté

MEILLEUR SPECTACLE Le must de la saison! - Des caravelles et des batailles D’Éléna Doratiotto et Benoît Piret. Un spectacle de Wirikuta ASBL en coproduction ...

22/09/2020
Les Prix Maeterlinck de la Critique

🎉🎊 Compagnie Chaliwaté and Focus Cie just won the Prix Maeterlinck de Critique for Best Artistic and Technical Execution AND Best Show for DIMANCHE! 🎉🎊
Massive congratulations to the creators and the entire artistic team 😘 Knowing the energy and amazing creativity that was poured into this piece, we love seeing it get the praise it deserves!
Find out more about Dimanche on our website: https://www.auroranova.org/dimanche

MEILLEUR SPECTACLE

Le must de la saison!

- Des caravelles et des batailles
D’Éléna Doratiotto et Benoît Piret.
Un spectacle de Wirikuta ASBL en coproduction avec Festival de Liège, Mars – Mons Arts de la Scène, Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry- sur-Seine, Maison de la Culture de Tournai, La Coop asbl.

- Dimanche
De Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud.
Un spectacle des compagnies Focus et Chaliwaté, en coproduction avec le Théâtre Les Tanneurs, le Théâtre de Namur, la maison de la culture de Tournai/maison de la création, le Sablier – Ifs (FR), Arts and Ideas New Haven (Etats-Unis), Festival Adelaide (Australie), Auckland Arts Festival (Nouvelle-Zélande) et La Coop asbl

- Paying for it
Du Collectif La Brute.
Une production Wirikuta ASBL, en coproduction avec La Brute ASBL, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, La Coop ASBL / Shelter Prod.

Merci pour tous bons moments partagés...

The artistic team behind ContraProject launched a publication as a way to keep the creative dialogue in our sector going...
08/09/2020
Circus Is Not The Only Fruit – by Contra Project

The artistic team behind ContraProject launched a publication as a way to keep the creative dialogue in our sector going, and it is now online! Including a contribution from our very own Carolina Ortega No Way Out Play. Give it a read! https://www.circusisnottheonlyfruit.org/

"'There’s this world,’ she banged the wall graphically, ‘and there’s this world,’ she thumped her chest. ‘If you want to make sense of either, you have to take notice of both'." "Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently."

Thrilled to announce no one less than... TOBIAS MENZIES (!) will be performing White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Shedinburgh Fr...
31/08/2020

Thrilled to announce no one less than... TOBIAS MENZIES (!) will be performing White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Shedinburgh Fringe Festival. Mark the date: 5 Sep, 19:30 GMT. Tickets from £4 🐰

Have you heard the news?!

#TheCrown, #Outlander & #GameOfThrones star #TobiasMenzies will be in the shed on Saturday 05th Sept to perform the award-winning and international hit play WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT by Nassim Soleimanpour.

Don't worry, it's not just you. We're feeling pretty giddy with excitement over here as well.

As usual, tickets start from just £4 donations, but we encourage you all to pay what you can for this one-time only event. You are not going to want to miss this.

Remember - 7:30pm BST. Don't be late kids.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/white-rabbit-red-rabbit

Exciting things in the making for the (increasingly large) GOM family!
18/08/2020

Exciting things in the making for the (increasingly large) GOM family!


The world may have slowed down but we certainly haven’t.⠀⠀
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Welcome to the creative development of THE PULSE with the incredible AURORA Vocal Ensemble from @youngadelaidevoices in none other than the Festival Theatre, one of the most prestigious stages in Adelaide. What a dream! ⠀⠀
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Thanks so much for having us @adelaidefescent and thanks for being a fabulous in-house photographer @circus_josh

Checked out the Shedinburgh Fringe Festival programme yet? Aurora Nova is happy to be participating with a show of White...
17/08/2020
SHEDINBURGH Fringe Festival 2020

Checked out the Shedinburgh Fringe Festival programme yet?
Aurora Nova is happy to be participating with a show of White Rabbit Red Rabbit on 5 Sep! Keep your eyes peeled for our exciting guest performer who will be tackling Nassim Soleimanpour's hit play unprepared... http://shedinburgh.com/

SHEDINBURGH Fringe Festival 2020. Celebrating and sustaining the Edinburgh Fringe Festival… in sheds​. An online festival of theatre, music and comedy in August

Chamäleon is opening its doors and stage to contemporary circus practitioners looking for a place to workshop their idea...
05/08/2020

Chamäleon is opening its doors and stage to contemporary circus practitioners looking for a place to workshop their ideas and skills!
Interested? Write them at [email protected], including
- a short project description, including the number of practitioners that will be participating in the residency
- the goal(s) of your artistic project
- your expectations from Chamäleon and the residency
- desired timeframe for the residency
- technical needs

More info below (in German). Note that the residency only pertains to the use of space; live performances for an audience are currently (sadly) not yet possible.

+ + + UPDATE + + +
Vielen Dank für das tolle Feedback zu unserer Residenz. Aufgrund der überwältigenden Resonanz müssen wir jedoch vorerst Stopp rufen und bitten Euch, keine neuen Bewerbungen einzusenden. Die ersten Residenzprojekte sind ausgewählt und wir melden uns, sobald neue Kapazitäten frei werden.

Thank you for the amazing feedback on our residency. Due to the overwhelming response, we have to put on the breaks for now and ask you not to send in any new applications. The first residency projects have been chosen and we will be in touch as soon as new capacities become available.

Liebe Zirkus Community,
wenn wir momentan auch nichts lieber tun würden, als Euch bei einer Vorstellung im CHAMÄLEON auf oder vor der Bühne zu sehen, so wird es bis zur Aufnahme des Spielbetriebs leider noch ein Weilchen dauern. Es schmerzt uns sehr, unser Theater leer zu sehen und zugleich um die schwierige Situation für Künstler*innen zu wissen. Mit dem Wunsch, dieser Zeit doch etwas Positives abzuringen, möchten wir unser Haus und seine Ressourcen nutzen, um Euch Raum und Zeit für neue Ideen und Residenzen zu geben.

So funktioniert’s:
Wenn Ihr konkret an einem zeitgenössischen Zirkusprojekt arbeitet und auf der Suche nach Räumlichkeiten seid, dann schickt uns eine Bewerbung per Email an [email protected] mit

- einer kurzen Projektbeschreibung inklusive Personenanzahl aller Teilnehmer*innen
- Ziel der künstlerischen Auseinandersetzung
- Euren Erwartungen an uns
- Eurem gewünschten Zeitfenster für die Residenz
- und Euren technischen Bedarfen.

Bitte beachtet, dass eine Residenz ausschließlich die Raumnutzung und den Austausch mit uns umfasst, aber derzeit keine konkreten Aufführungen beinhalten kann. Denkt außerdem daran, dass wir uns alle in Zeiten vieler Regeln und Vorgaben befinden und die Arbeit unter Einhaltung der in Berlin geltenden Hygienestandards umgesetzt werden muss. Wir werden alle Bewerbungen schnellstmöglich sichten und uns mit unserem Feedback zurückmelden.

Wir freuen uns auf Eure Ideen.

Bleibt gesund und vertraut auf Eure Kraft & Kreativität
Eure CHAMÄLEON Productions

Thank you The Guardian for this great feature on Circa Contemporary Circus's activities during lockdown, and the insight...
29/07/2020
Tumbling, balancing and soaring together: creating circus in the time of Covid

Thank you The Guardian for this great feature on Circa Contemporary Circus's activities during lockdown, and the insight in how Australian festivals like Brisbane Festival and Sydney Festival are approaching the challenge of Covid-proof programming

Circa’s Leviathan brings together 36 performers for the biggest in-theatre show of a scaled-back Brisbane festival

Here's a little glimpse into Circa Contemporary Circus's rehearsal room! Curious? Get in touch to hear what the company'...
22/07/2020

Here's a little glimpse into Circa Contemporary Circus's rehearsal room! Curious? Get in touch to hear what the company's been brewing up.

We are excited to be performing again. "Short Pieces for Long Nights" is sold out, but here’s a sneak peek from the rehearsal room.

#circa2020 #circamainstage

Photos by Sergio Lordao

13/07/2020
La Strada Graz

Casting is done and rehearsals have started for Circa Contemporary Circus' Cube Studies! See it at the end of this month at La Strada Graz!

Some impressions of the casting for the project „Cube Studies 1 (Graz)“ by Circa and Urban Art Projects. Created by Yaron Lifschitz. Designed by Daniel Tobin. In association with Festival La Strada in Kunsthaus Graz.

08/07/2020
BBC Arts

BBC Arts

27 elite ballet dancers from renowned dance companies across the globe perform a modern-day Swan Lake from their own home (filled) baths, choreographed by Corey Baker Dance.

Filmed in Lockdown is a series of new works of literary, musical, visual, and performance arts, commissioned for Culture in Quarantine by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.

Interesting read about Circa Contemporary Circus and Circus Oz and how they are coping with lockdown.
07/07/2020
A tale of two circuses: an existential balancing act

Interesting read about Circa Contemporary Circus and Circus Oz and how they are coping with lockdown.

Circa in Brisbane and Circus Oz in Melbourne share many of the same challenges, but their host cities are in very different situations.

07/07/2020
Teaser Dimanche - Chaliwaté & Focus

Check out the brand new trailer for DIMANCHE from Focus Focus Cie & Chaliwate Compagnie Chaliwaté here: https://vimeo.com/435683473

Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. A family…

29/06/2020
APOCALIPSYNC_ Luciano Rosso

The incredible Luciano Rosso from UN POYO ROJO is here to brighten your Monday!

Idea and creation Luciano Rosso & Miguel Israilevich IG: @luciano_rosso @miguelevich Production Jonathan Zak & Maxime Seugé APOCALIPSYNC_ was born as a theat...

19/06/2020
The Notorious B.I.G.

#letsgetphysicalfriday

The King and The Godfather
@norah_yarah_rosa

#thenotoriousbig #notoriousbig #biggie #biggiesmalls

Circa Contemporary Circus' new podcast is out today! It's called Producing Heroes and you can subscribe now on Apple Pod...
10/06/2020

Circa Contemporary Circus' new podcast is out today! It's called Producing Heroes and you can subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Introducing Producing Heroes - Circa’s first podcast.

Producing Heroes features interviews with incredible creative producers about the impossible feats they’ve orchestrated, the challenges they’ve faced and the stories they’ve collected along the way.

From creating shows that garnered 14 Tony Awards to using performing arts to foster cultural diplomacy. These producers are the drivers of an industry and yet they tend to remain hidden, hiding behind the curtain. Until now.

Producing Heroes tells their stories, in their own words.

Listen on Spotify or Apple
https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/producing-heroes/id1516586314

#circa2020 #circaideas #circapeople #producingheroes

04/06/2020
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

When our hearts break, WE Dance.

Featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Text written and performed by Hope Boykin
Music: "The Sky Is No Limit" by At the End, Nothing
Video by Danica Paulos

29/05/2020
AMA - a short film by Julie Gautier

Happy #letsgetphysicalfriday

ULIE: "Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I…

New content for your ears coming soon from Circa Contemporary Circus!
27/05/2020

New content for your ears coming soon from Circa Contemporary Circus!

Coming soon…. Circa presents Producing Heroes, a podcast with Yaron Lifschitz.

From June 10 join Yaron and his special guests, some of the world's most inspiring creative producers, as they share triumphs, challenges and experiences. With productions that have won more than a dozen Tony Awards and closed down cities of over a million people - find out how these visionary producers made the impossible happen.

#circa2020 #circapeople #circalove #circaideas

Check out this beautiful photo essay by Circa Contemporary Circus ensemble member Jessica Connel, in which company membe...
25/05/2020

Check out this beautiful photo essay by Circa Contemporary Circus ensemble member Jessica Connel, in which company members recreate the iconic 1936 ‘acrobatics on Bondi Beach’ images by George Caddy.
https://bit.ly/3dXc8MG

The latest photo essay by Circa ensemble member Jessica Connell is available for download from our website now!

See how our acrobats recreated the iconic 1936 ‘acrobatics on Bondi Beach’ images by George Caddy, in a shoot conceived and directed by Jessica.

Get your copy here > https://bit.ly/3dXc8MG

#circa2020 #circapeople #circaideas

From Circa Contemporary Circus’ Yaron Lifschitz:---"Last week I was invited by the Australian to write an op-ed piece. I...
20/05/2020
Don’t let our cultural heart die

From Circa Contemporary Circus’ Yaron Lifschitz:
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"Last week I was invited by the Australian to write an op-ed piece. I wanted to address the concerns of their readers and champion the arts while looking at what might help us be more successful as a sector - all the while doing this in the unforgiving territory of the Murcdoch press. I am thankful for the invitation nd hope I have contributed to the dialogue. As it is hidden behind a paywall, here is their edited text without the picture.

Don’t let our cultural heart die of covid neglect

No one doubts that health, the economy and education are valuable. Culture, however, is having a harder time mattering to the public. The arts — the expressive mechanism of culture — are in a particularly perilous situation.

Many think the arts are basically a gathering of trendy left-wing bludgers who should get a real job and stop sucking on the public teat. But the fact is we offer outstanding financial return on investment and build lasting value. Federal Office for the Arts statistics show Australia’s creative and cultural activity contributes more than $111bn (6.4 per cent of gross domestic product) and employs about 600,000 people (5.5 per cent of the workforce). The performing arts generate more than $2bn in ticket sales alone.

At Circa, we performed in 17 countries last year, generating almost $10 of income for every $1 of government funding. We employed more than 60 people producing a range of activities spanning engagement programs with dancers with Down syndrome, and recently arrived refugees, to performing at the most prestigious international festivals.
To endure our present isolation, many Australians watch Netflix, listen to the radio or read a book, and when we do so we participate in the arts. In Australia, more people undertake artistic activities than sporting ones, but we don’t back up this engagement with funding.

As a percentage of GDP we fund our art at a pitiful 66 per cent of the OECD average. Each year just two French companies (Paris Opera Ballet and Paris Philharmonie) receive as much grant support as the Australia Council gives to every artist and company. We could double the money that goes into the arts with no noticeable impact on anything economically, yet it would be a boon to our cultural capital.

As the first industry to be closed and the last to reopen, the arts need urgent assistance. To survive, an enormous, sustained and ongoing increase in national levels of arts funding is required, including immediate and ongoing investment for infrastructure, festivals, venues, programs, audi­ences and artists. With high levels of contract workers and low reserves, and after decades of decreasing public funds, there is simply not enough in the system for it to continue without support.

Within the sector, we all know this. We are great storytellers but we haven’t been very effective at communicating the impact of this crisis to the public and policy-makers. It’s up to us to redress this.

It can be a brilliant but divided sector. The pool is teeming with talent, unafraid to take on the world, often fearless in how we pursue our art. But we lack the same focus and courage in how we shape public opinion. We are fractured and fractious. We can’t always agree on simple messages. We have some excellent organisations (such as Live Performance Australia, with which we have been working closely), but with so many, often siloed subsectors and individual peak bodies, it is difficult to have a coherent and effective approach. So far, results have been limited. We tend to be quick to complain and slow to praise and we relish self-critique, all of which are brilliant in making art but much less so in effecting policy.

Like most artists I live in a social media bubble. When I venture forth from its warm, amniotic confirmation bias, I find a world that often doesn’t agree with me. It’s inconsistent and counter-productive to argue that the arts are for everyone and then only talk to those who already support us. So we must approach it differently.

Crying poor to people who have shelled out hundreds of billions to stave off catastrophe makes us sound ungrateful and out of touch. We aren’t. COVID-19’s carnage is real. But to get on the agenda we must promote ourselves as part of the solution. We need unity across the art sector and must demonstrate value in economic, social and cultural terms.

In crisis, cultural capital is our most valuable commodity. It makes us resilient and creative, it unites us — turning a mass of individuals into a society. It transforms bricks and mortar into homes, food and drink into celebrations, it turns words and notes into rallying cries, protest songs and anthems. All of this is culture.

To prosper, Australia requires an arts sector that can confidently and robustly express our culture — telling our stories, singing our songs, expressing our ideas, articulating our fears and imagining our futures.
The arts are the gym our imaginations attend to invent our futures. They are the bank account we use to store creative capital.

To convey their importance and urgency requires courageous conversations. We have to reach across political divides and beyond preconceptions. We have to unite, focus and engage with everyone. All we seek are open minds and a fair hearing.

Yaron Lifschitz is artistic director of Circa Contemporary Circus."

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/dont-let-our-cultural-heart-die-of-covid-neglect/news-story/c75c5ef61198863f7b08ba1ba8cd499e

No one doubts that health, the economy and education are valuable. Culture, however, is having a harder time mattering to the public. The arts — the expressive mechanism of culture — are in a particularly perilous situation.

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Love is an act of rebellion. The Tropic of X, by award-winning Latinx playwright Caridad Svich, tells the story of Maura and Mori, two street kids, lovers, and arcade freaks who barter to survive in the "polyglot" Americas, a touristed wasteland on the edge of collapse. #thetropicofX514 Jan. 29 - Feb. 8 at Centaur Theatre. https://www.facebook.com/events/582174832609808/
Hier bekommt der ungarische Schauspieler Róbert Alföldi die Instruktionen für seinen Auftritt in der Ungarischen Premiere von White Rabbit Red Rabbit morgen Abend in Budapest