Circa: Wolf
Friday, 15.11.24
Chamäleon Berlin, Rosenthaler Straße 40/41, 10178 Berlin
Circa: Wolf
„We’ve never made a show for the Chamäleon this big. A show that is as resolutely us as possible” – Yaron Lifschitz, Artistic Director of Circa Get ready for a wild ride as the award-winning Circa ensemble returns to the Chamäleon stage with the world premiere of Wolf. A special creation for our 20th Anniversary season, Wolf investigates humanity’s primal nature in intense choreographies set to the stunning compositions of Ori Lichtik. At the beginning, we delve into the wildness within ourselves. The ensemble splits into smaller groups and creates powerful sequences of acrobatics and dance that evoke images of identity, freedom, rage and passion. What lurks in the dark woods of our inner self and in the dark woods of others? Then comes the second half, where the whole ensemble takes the stage by storm. You’ll feel the energy swing from frenzied to sensual, as the ten acrobats transform into a whirlwind of movement, caught between animal instincts and human emotions. Wolf is Circa’s latest work and will premiere at the Chamäleon in September 2024: A breathtaking tribute to humanity’s complexity, our potential for change and the transformative power of circus.   Produced by Circa Co-Produced by Chamäleon Berlin, Directed by Yaron Lifschitz, Music: Ori Lichtik, Light: Alex Berlage, Costumes: Libby McDonnell
Duration: 60 minutes
Photo: Brennan Spark

About the Company

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 45+ countries to nearly 2 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.


About the Location

With its unique orientation and programme design throughout Germany, Chamäleon Berlin makes a significant contribution to increasing the visibility and appreciation of contemporary circus as an independent art form. Since its foundation in 2004, the Chamäleon Theatre has been a showcase for current artistic positions on the international circus scene and has developed into an important production venue and creative partner over the years. The self-declared aim is to support circus artists in their artistic work, to promote the sustainable development of this art form and to present contemporary circus to a wide audience.

The Chamäleon stage in the Hackesche Höfe is the starting and anchor point of the theatre and forms the heartbeat of its daily work. The pieces are often co-produced and premiered in Berlin. As different as the previous shows by companies such as Circa Contemporary Circus or Gravity & Other Myths from Australia, Cirque Le Roux from France or Circo Aereo from Finland have been, what they have in common is that they manage almost entirely without language and thrive on the seductive flair of the location.

The Chamäleon is located in the Hackesche Höfe, which has been a listed building since 1977 and was designed by architect Kurt Berndt at the beginning of the 20th century. The former Art Nouveau ballroom is furnished with bistro tables where snacks and drinks are discreetly served before and during the performance.