The Show Must Go On(line):
Circa Contemporary Circus

Original Air Dates: June 8–12, 2020

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Our Gold Top Turns Virtual Big Top: June 8–12, 2020

Step into the spotlight as Australia's Circa Contemporary Circus troupe shares a classic performance—and teaches you some of their favorite tricks, tips, and tumbles exclusively for CaltechLive!

Test your reflexes and acrobatic acumen when we premiere a new episode of "Don't Don't Try This at Home," Circa's cheeky circus trick tutorial series, and enjoy Carnival of the Animals, a thrilling, family-friendly circus escapade inspired by the music of Camille Saint-Saëns. 


Don't Don't Try This at Home

Episode 1: Crabwalk (04:01)

acrobat climbing a door jamb

Original Air Date: June 8, 2020


Episode 2: Plates! (04:21)

two men and two plates

Original Air Date: June 9, 2020


Episode 3: Palm Spin (03:11)

bottle in hand

Original Air Date: June 10, 2020


Episode 4: Blind Catch

men in kitchen

Original Air Date: June 11, 2020


Full Performance

Carnival of the Animals (44:02)

acrobat from Carnival of the Animals

Original Air Date: June 12, 2020

Don't Don't Try This at Home

Produced by Circa Contemporary Circus

Don't Don't Try This at Home, Episode 1

"Crabwalk"

Created by and featuring Bridie Hooper

Edited by Bernadett Jobbágy

Don't Don't Try This at Home, Episode 2

"Plates!"

Created by and featuring Piri Lee Goodman and Keaton Hentoff-Killian

Edited by Sergio Lordao

Don't Don't Try This at Home, Episode 3

"Palm Spin"

Created by and featuring Lachlan Sukroo

Edited by Sergio Lordao

Don't Don't Try This at Home, Episode 4

"Blind Drop"

Created by and featuring Piri Lee Goodman and Keaton Hentoff-Killian

Edited by Sergio Lordao

Carnival of the Animals

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Video by Michaela French

Music by Quincy Grant

A production by Circa and QPAC's Out of the Box Festival

CaltechLive!

Edited by Tim Neighbors

Invisible Harness

Benjamin Knapton, Circa Associate Director