Carnival of the Animals to take centre stage

The circus is coming to town
The circus is coming to town

Manning Entertainment Centre will host a wonderful and whimsical tale when Circa's Carnival of the Animals comes to the stage in time for school holidays on Tuesday, September 26  at 2pm and 6pm.

Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saën's delightful salute to feathers, fur and fins.

Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a whole new generation of circus, music and animal lovers. 

Creatures of land and sea tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

The show promises zebras who juggle and flip, kangaroos that skip and somersault, elephants with street-cred and rhythm, and even dinosaur bones that shake, clatter and roll to the music.

From Brisbane, Circa brings a bold new vision of contemporary circus with genre‐bending pieces that stretch the practice and perceptions of circus.

Since 2006, Circa has toured to 34 countries across six continents. Circa’s work has been rapturously received by audiences, presenters and critics around the world, with critics calling the work “stunning...exquisite... heart stopping” and “electrically charged”. 

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.