Fusion of acrobatics and feelings

Circa’s “S”… seven acrobats who bend, fly, contort and hang.

Circa’s “S”… seven acrobats who bend, fly, contort and hang.

AT 19, Kimberley Rossi is the youngest member of the go-ahead Brisbane physical theatre company, Circa, which chalked up more than 400 shows last year all around the world.

It will be in town soon with its electrifying work, “S”, staged by director Yaron Lifschitz on a floating white diamond stage, with seven acrobats who bend, fly, contort and hang.

“S” fuses group acrobatics with intimate feelings, all to the music of the Kronos Quartet.

Rossi exudes enthusiasm. “What I love about Circa is the humanity, we get to be ourselves on stage, we have that freedom,” she tells “CityNews” by phone from Brisbane.

Rossi wasn’t always intended for the circus. She grew up in Brisbane and still lives at home.

“As a 15-year-old all you see is football and netball,” she says.

“I went and saw a Circa show and said: ‘That’d be kind of cool’, so joined the youth performance group Circa Zoo and fell in love with the art form. She’s a stay-at-home girl when not touring.

“I’m pretty happy with Circa right at this moment and I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be,” she reports. She’s not the only one. Nobody has left the company while she’s been there.

The coming show, “S”, Rossi says, is “definitely different… I’ve never worked on a diamond-shaped stage before but with Circa the group is always exploring different ways of moving.”

Circa’s “S”, Canberra Theatre, August 6-9, bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

 

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