Short Pieces for Long Nights

By the Circa Ensemble in association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Guest Artists


Combining deep feeling with astonishing physicality, this is an evening of intimate new works.

Performed by the globally renowned Circa Ensemble with cellist Matthew Jones from Queensland Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz with guest directors Thomas E Kelly, Todd Kilby, Ben Knapton and Lee Lewis, this is a chance to get up close and personal with one of the world’s great performing arts companies.

During isolation, the Circa ensemble continued to create. This is the first outing for works made since March – a mixture of solos and duos that will thrill and move audiences.

“Under director Yaron Lifschitz, the Circa ensemble has become globally recognised for its innovative and influential style of circus, which expands the vocabulary and emotional palette of the form, exploring fertile borderlands with physical theatre and contemporary dance in a way that deepens the impact of the physical genius on display.” – The Age Australia

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and CIRCA

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We currently have a COVIDsafe plan in place which you can read on our FAQs page. Please note there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA. Fireside sessions will be set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself!

Eat & Drink

Who wants to go home early on a Saturday night? Not us! So after watching the Circa ensemble perform you’ll be treated to a menu of you’ll be treated to a menu of Marinated Mushrooms (v, gf), Manchego filled Meat Balls with roast tomato sauce (gf), Saffron Arancini with Aioli (v), Tortilla de Patatas (gf) and Tempura Battered Prawns. And don’t worry – we’ll take your drink orders and bring them directly to you. It’s table service only.


Created by Yaron Lifschitz

Directors: Thomas E Kelly, Todd Kilby, Benjamin Knapton, Lee Lewis and Yaron Lifschitz
Performed by the Circa Ensemble with Matthew Jones (cello)

Presented as part of HOTA’s Fireside Program.

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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