Brisbane contemporary circus troupe Circa will be collaborating with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Spanish Baroque.

It will be a night of fiery passion, virtuoso musicianship, and unbelievable physical choreography.

After sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne of their Helpmann Award-winning collaboration in 2015, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) and Circa will thrill Brisbane for the first time together with Spanish Baroque: Brandenburg and Circa, a fearless fusion of baroque music and contemporary circus.

ABO Artistic Director Paul Dyer and Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz will bring together master baroque musicians and artists of the air for Spanish Baroque, a muscular and thrilling show where the strength and vigour of the music is matched by sensational acrobatic and circus choreography.

The musical core of the show is a feisty pasticcio created by Paul Dyer inspired by the Brandenburg’s ARIA Award-winning CD Tapas, featuring plenty of percussion, guitar and theorbo, and lashings of violin bravado, with music by Albéniz, Merula, Murcia, Martinez and more.

The music is going to be bold and it is going to be sensual.

The Circa choreography of Spanish Baroque will touch on love, death and rebirth mixed together with rich colours and sublime baroque music in a passionate ode to our humanity.

Circa’s bodies can lift and slam and fly through the air and hit the ground. The performers channel archetypes – the bull, the virgin, the upside-down man – and put them into elemental contact and conflict inside a bullring.

Sometimes soaring love will win, at other times loss and despair will triumph, but ultimately it is a show made under the sign of blood – the rich red that runs hot through our veins and whose beating connects musicians, acrobats and audiences.

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