July 9 to 13


Duck Pond


Regular from


Student -25 from


Seniors +65 from


Recommended age

For all

The world’s most romantic ballet is reimagined as a circus spectacular. The classic Swan Lake is interpreted by Australian company Circa, who brings their signature physicality, cheeky humour and thoroughly contemporary energy.

Touching, funny and thoroughly entertaining, let yourself be carried away by this story of swans, ducks and princes.

Duck Pond is a tale of identity and the search for one's true self. Breathtaking acrobatics, mischievous humour and feathers await you!

Presented by

"The mighty circa" (The Guardian)


Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world's leading performance companies. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world - performing in 45+ countries to nearly 2 million people. Circa's 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. Compelled 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 who have been 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.
Circa is committed to fostering the next generation of circus artists and runs Circa Academy from its studio in Brisbane. Circa also runs regular circus programs with communities throughout Queensland and around Australia.

As a champion of live performance, Circa was the Creative Lead for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games arts and cultural program.

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Duck Pond is co-commissioned by QPAC and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, The Art House Wyong, Frankston Arts Centre, HOTA-Home of the Arts, Merrigong Theatre Company and Orange Civic Theatre.


Created by

Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Costume Designer

Libby McDonnell

Dramaturg/Associate Choreographer

Rani Luther

Director, Stage Design

Yaron Lifschitz

Lighting Designer

Alexander Berlage

Voice Over Artist

Elise Greig

Composer and Sound Designer

Jethro Woodward

Associate Director

Marty Evans

Footage of brutal swan fight used with the kind permission of Carl Bovis.
Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives