Landing somewhere between circus and contemporary dance, this world-acclaimed performance company from Australia brings their latest production to Memorial Auditorium in a celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Leviathan is a powerful and authentic encounter between Circa’s renowned ensemble and community artists that showcases the company’s bold new vision of contemporary circus. Through extreme physicality, acrobatics, movement, and sound, the performance creates incandescent theatrical moments that celebrate community and collaboration while revealing the unpredictable energies that emerge when public and private spheres intersect.
Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund. Project made possible by the John F. Powers Fund for the Performing Arts.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with Stanford Live, the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc, Brisbane Festival, Perth Festival, and La Strada Graz Festival.