Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble. Commissioned by Country Arts SA and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

Stunning, graceful and evocative, Reclaimed Pianos returns to South Australia after a sell-out 2016 regional tour. This intimate creation by internationally renowned company Circa, taps into the piano’s magical ability to transport us through time and to other places. As notes reverberate, they echo our memories of times before, places travelled and worlds to be discovered. From classical recitals to family sing-alongs: pianos have stories to tell.

In this beautiful work, the incredible physicality of Circa’s acrobats will breathe fresh life to music layered with a soundscape of local voices.  In the centre of this chamber of circus is a guest appearance by a piano sourced from the community – a gem of hidden history and dreams.

But Reclaimed Pianos’ script needs to be rewritten. During March C!RCA will work with the communities in Port Pirie, Burra and the mid North to unlock the stories held within the pianos and locals’ experience of playing pianos for the creative development of Reclaimed Pianos.

Pianos have often been the background to big events, whether happy or sad. You probably grew up in a house with a piano. Perhaps you took piano lessons at home or at school. Or there was one at your grandparents’ house. This is your chance to share your stories and music history with the creative team which then may be woven into the show

If you’ve got a story, submit your interest here. Submit your story by February 16.

Reclaimed Pianos by Circa (Trailer) from Circa Contemporary Circus on Vimeo.

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.

 

Reclaimed Pianos is supported by

Future-Future?
  • Visual Arts

Future-Future?

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

Future-Future? considers how ‘change agents’ from other cultures such as these are working to construct a ‘future for their future’.

View event
The Patient
  • Visual Arts

The Patient

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

The Patient examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as a living subject in contemporary art.

View event
James Dodd: Shed Wizard
  • Visual Arts

James Dodd: Shed Wizard

8th December 2017 — 29th April 2018

James Dodd applies radical curiosity and invention to the presentation of vivid paintings, unusual bicycles, and strange painting machines.

View event