Gustav Mahler's world of songs - an acrobatic journey

A creation by Yaron Lifschitz with Franui Musicbanda, the Circa Ensemble and participating artists.

Subject to change
© Paul Bourdrel

Yaron Lifschitz (Direction / Choreography/ Lighting)
CIRCA contemporary Circus, Australia (acrobatics)
Andreas Schett (Musical Direction)
Markus Kraler, Andreas Schett (Musical Arrangement / Composition)
FRANUI Musicbanda, Austria (Mahler songs)
GOISERN macht CIRCUS lighthouse, Austria
Brigitte Fürle (curator)
Celestine Kubelka (Project Management)

Sonja Zobel (Head of Programme Performing Arts)

World premiere: 6 April 2024

About the project

“Circa and FRANUI aim to create in URLICHT PRIMAL LIGHT a symphony of bodies and music that is thrilling as it is moving.”

Yaron Lifschitz

A unique encounter between the internationally renowned Austrian music band FRANUI from Innervillgraten in East Tyrol and the world-renowned Australian acrobats of CIRCA from Brisbane as a scenic and musical rediscovery of the universe of Gustav Mahler’s songs. Together the Australian star acrobats create body worlds and sculptures to the incomparable Mahler song interpretations of FRANUI as an extraordinary music theatre event and scenic rediscovery of the great Austrian composer.

Co-production Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024, Circa, FRANUI Musicbanda and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, GmC lighthouse.
Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.