Physical Theater


Sponsored by: Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston

Duration: Approximately 1 hour


Audible gasps encouraged

“…as breathtaking as ever… you could have heard a pin drop” – Norwich Evening News

With a sublime display of interlocking bodies, awe-inspiring movement, and pure physical beauty, Circa returns to the Festival after the Australian troupe’s 2011 sold-out debut. Under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, these acrobats are at the forefront of contemporary circus, pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful performances and blurring the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus. In What Will Have Been, three intrepid artists perform mesmerizing feats against a soundscape of Bach—played live by a violinist—fused with spine-tingling electronica. It’s a work best viewed from the edge of your seat.