The love story between Montréal and Australian company Circa continues with this heart stopping new show that unites acrobatic art and baroque opera. Il Ritorno — Le Retour — retells Monteverdi’s Ulysse, intermingling it with folk songs and electronic sounds. Over 75 tensed minutes on burning issues such as migration, exile and separation, brilliant stage director Yaron Lifschitz translates Ulysse’s exile in images of war migrants and deportees.
Il Ritorno showcases the pain felt by bodies being pushed to their limits and stretched to the edge of unbalance with impossible contortions of strength and beauty, fused together with the explosive signature strength of Circa’s acrobats.
Show after show, Circa raises its performance level. Faced with so much boldness, wildness, power and beauty, Il Ritorno will have you hold your breath on every minute.
From Brisbane, Australia comes a bold new vision of contemporary circus. A blending of bodies, light, sound and skills. A place where acrobatics and movement meld into a seamless whole. A celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes.
Since 2006 Circa has toured to 34 countries across six continents. Critics have raved about its shows calling the work “stunning...exquisite... heartstopping” and “electrically charged”.