Creative Industries Award
Brisbane-based Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies.
At the forefront of contemporary Australian circus, Circa has pioneered the use of extreme physicality to create powerful and moving performances.
Circa had an ensemble of just 4 artists in 2004. In 2019, the company had an ensemble of 21 people, engaged 30 artists and recorded a turnover of $8.8 million.
In 2018 the ensemble travelled more than 3 million kilometres around the world, performing 453 times to a total audience of more than 150,000 people.
It also became the first Australian arts company to tour 40 countries.
In February 2019, Circa completed its fifth 6-month season in Berlin, and followed up in March with performances for a combined audience of 18,000 people in Los Angeles.
Also in 2019, Circa had international seasons in Paris, Madrid, Guadalajara, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Edinburgh, New York, Groningen, Tokyo, Osaka, Dusseldorf and Barcelona.