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World Stage 2008 closes with the spectacular Toronto premiere of The Space Between by Australia’s C!RCA!


TORONTO, May 1, 2008From May 6 to 10, circus gets a contemporary spin when Australia's C!RCA presents The Space Between—a performance reveling in our desires to be together while revealing the things that keep us apart. The Toronto premiere of The Space Between is a breathtaking, heart-stopping show that combines circus with dance, multimedia, extreme rock and roll physicality and emotion. C!RCA also presents 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes, a special matinee for families and school groups; the perfect sneak preview to Harbourfront Centre’s HarbourKIDS family programme, (May 17-19) celebrating FEARLESSNESS through courage-inspiring activities and the Toronto International Circus festival, co-presented with Zero Gravity Circus.

C!RCA performs from May 6 to May 10, at 8 p.m., at the Premiere Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West. Single tickets: $30. 13/13 rush ticket programme: students and seniors can purchase one $13 ticket, per valid ID, cash only, 13 minutes before curtain (subject to availability). Family and school group matinee performance takes place at 1 p.m. on May 7. Single tickets: $15. For tickets and information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage.

The highly innovative ensemble C!RCA has pioneered the re-imagining of circus in Australia as a brave and entertaining new art form. Their work embraces traditional circus skills, combined with the innovative use of dance, music, and multimedia, forging a new language in movement. C!RCA has a unique vision of circus as a delightful, challenging and contemporary artform. The company’s committed ensemble of multi-skilled performers work year-round to explore (and extend) the limits of what circus can do. Difficult to describe but impossible to forget, C!RCA’s shows feature amazing skills pulled apart and re-invigorated. (For more information about C!RCA, visit rocknrollcircus.com.)

World Stage 2008 closes with two incredible productions from C!RCA: The Space Between and 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes for younger audiences with an all-ages performance. Sensual, moody and acrobatic, The Space Between is an athletically graceful and bold work spanning the worlds of contemporary dance and new circus in an exploration of the things that separate us and our desire to be together. With extreme, circus inspired physicality and intense emotion, C!RCA presents a beautiful and heartfelt portrait on the nature of intimacy, control and desire.

46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes, the title says it all! Fast, furious fun for everyone. C!RCA perform this exclusive matinee engagement intended for the whole family and school groups; the perfect introduction to Harbourfront Centre’s HarbourKIDS family programme, (May 17-19) featuring the Toronto International Circus festival and fun hand-on activities. Watch the intrepid acrobats and circus masters battle the clock and their own limits as they tumble, fly, contort, juggle and balance in this delightful and joyous spectacle. 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes is presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits programme, Toronto’s most diverse cultural filed trip destination. To book a class or for more information, teachers should contact the School Visits registrar at 416-973-4091 or registrar@harbourfrontcentre.com. The matinee performance is also available to the general public. For tickets, the public can call 416-973-4000.

Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2008 presents a diverse collection of innovative and exciting performing arts events in one visionary series with a number of world and Canadian premieres of some of the world’s most exceptional artistic endeavours.

Images and a media kit for C!RCA are available on the Harbourfront Centre website at www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstagemedia.

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