See an amazing circus. The world’s most romantic ballet, Swan Lake, reimagined.

Bring your family and friends to see a one of a kind circus. Kids under 12 are AED50 and under 18s are AED75. See you there.
Duck Pond is Circa’s exuberant take on Swan Lake, mixing the enchantment of the ballet with the thrill of the circus, emboldened with humor, panache, and feathers. The piece is full of Circa’s signature physicality and shot through with cheeky humor, enchanting duets, and colorful surrealism. See a clumsy film crew, a sequined flipper wearing duck army, and a burlesque black swan with sumptuous aerials, and dynamic cyr wheel. Touching, funny, and completely entertaining, Duck Pond is a tale of identity and finding your true self.

Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz (“the Caravaggio of contemporary circus”) with ten members of the globally renowned Circa ensemble, this will be one of Circa’s most ambitious works yet with haute couture costumes courtesy of Libby McDonnell, music by Jethro Woodward (with hints of Tchaikovsky) and lighting from Alexander Berlage. The thrilling physicality of Humans 2.0 and the playful comedy of Carnival of the Animals combine to make Duck Pond a must-see circus epic.

The event also features a Night Souk from 5 to 10pm each night. The Night Souk has 40 retail vendors offering locally made artisan products, including – handmade soaps, candles, local artwork, jewelry, home décor, pottery, and many more.

The performance on May 10th is followed by a post show Q&A with the artists, moderated by Bill Bragin.

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Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Since 2004, from our base in Brisbane, Australia, we have toured the world – performing in more than 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. Our works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.
Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus – pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. It continues to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus. Fuelled by the question ‘what is possible in circus?’ Circa is leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that “redraw the limits to which circus can aspire.” (The Age).
Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists. We are a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues in New York, London, Berlin and Montreal with seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Barbican Centre, Les Nuits de Fourvière, Chamäleon Theatre as well as major Australian Festivals.