DUCK POND: Feathers will Fly

Swan Lake as you've never seen it before.

Australia's internationally acclaimed contemporary circus company Circa is unleashing the whimsical, acrobatic spectacle Duck Pond that reimagines Tchaikovsky's iconic ballet through their signature cirque-nouveau lens.

From July 4-6, the Sydney Coliseum Theatre's stage transforms into an exuberant duck pond setting complete with a sequinned duck army and a seductive burlesque black swan performer. This quirky, circus-infused production takes the classic romantic tale and injects it with Circa's innovative blend of extreme physicality, aerial artistry, dance, theatre, and plenty of cheeky humour.

"Circa is leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that redraw the limits to which circus can aspire," The Age raved about the Brisbane-based troupe known for pushing boundaries.

In Duck Pond, the swans and hapless Prince Siegfried undergo an acrobatic makeover, brought to life by Circa's "truly talented group of energetic performers with world-class balancing and stagecraft skills that astound and amaze," according to Stage Whispers.

Audiences can expect dazzling displays of awe-inspiring circus disciplines - aerial performances, contortion acts, human juggling feats, and more. It's all grounded in artistic storytelling and choreography, celebrating Swan Lake's narrative through a contemporary cirque style.

Under the artistic direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa has spent over 35 years pioneering a brand of circus that blurs the lines between dance, illusion, and incredible human skill and physicality. Their ingenious, boundary-breaking productions have garnered global critical acclaim and avid audiences worldwide.

Duck Pond marks their latest bold reimagining, transforming the romantic Tchaikovsky ballet into a funny, whimsical, but also breathtaking cirque spectacular. With equal parts whimsy, extreme skill, and a cirque twist on a timeless fantasy tale, it's sure to engage ballet, circus and physical theatre audiences alike.

VENUE:           Sydney Coliseum Theatre, 33 Railway Street, Rooty Hill

WHEN:            Thursday 4 & Friday 5 July 7.30pm & Saturday 6 July 2pm 


Suitable for all ages

Duration: 70 minutes

(Main image: Damien Bredberg, other images: Pia Johnson)