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Carnival of the Animals thrilled audiences at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2015, and now you can experience it again.

These zebras juggle and flip. These kangaroos skip and somersault. The elephants have rhythm and the dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll to the music.

Get whisked away on a circus adventure for families inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins. This classical music suite is brought to life for a whole new generation of circus lovers. Watch as Circa’s world-famous acrobats tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

Available until Monday 1 June, 12pm AEST
Run time 44 minutes
Suitable for all ages


“Is there a more joyous sound than a roomful of children laughing and squealing with delight?” - InDaily

“A spellbinding and mesmerising performance... about wild imagination, explosions of magic and comical humour.” - Brisbane Kids

“Magical to experience...a truly beautiful piece of interactive theatre.” - Theatre Review, New Zealand

Cast and Creatives

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble. A production by Circa and QPAC's Out of the Box Festival.

Performed by the Circa Ensemble
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Technical Director & Lighting Designer Jason Organ
Video Designer Michaela French
Sound Designer & Composer Quincy Grant
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz, Jason Organ, Libby McDonnell and Michaela French
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

More From Circa: Don’t Don’t Try This At Home

Calling all budding acrobats! Learn cool tricks to do at home directly from Circa acrobats with this series of how-to videos.

If you are under 16, make sure a grown up is around to supervise.

Episode 1

Jamee and Todd explore all the tricks you can do with the humblest of household objects… a broom!

Episode 2

Alice shows us a super fun exercise you can do using your own couch.

Episode 3

Lachie shows some impressive moves you can do with apples and a fork.

Episode 4

In this episode, Kat shows how a single sheet of paper can be super fun.

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Circa, Aus Council for the Arts and Qld Government logos

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