Classical music and circus may seem poles apart but Brisbane’s globetrotting, contemporary circus troupe Circa has been collaborating for years with companies including Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland and Lyon Opera. Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz tells Elissa Blakethat music is at the core of everything Circa does – even though the only thing he can play is an iPod.

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s English Baroque with Circa, 2019. Photo © Steven Godbee

Yaron Lifschitz finds himself temporarily immobilised for one of the few times in his professional life.

It isn’t a comfortable state for one of Australia’s most energetic and energising artistic directors to be in.

Lifschitz is speaking to Limelightfrom a cabin in the Howard Springs quarantine facility...