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Title Australian Story: By the Light of Stars
Published Australia : ABC, 2012
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Summary Introduced by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.This week's Australian Story is about a man credited with taking a small, troubled circus company and transforming it into a world beater. It's a case of 'move over Cirque du Soleil' with sell out performances and rave reviews around the world. The company is called 'Circa'. It was founded by Yaron Lifschitz. Against the hopes and expectations of his Jewish parents who wanted him to become a doctor or a lawyer, he went to drama school, and then into the 'dangerous and dirty' world of trapeze and acrobatics.Now, Circa has burst onto the international stage - this year alone, performing 400 shows in 13 countries, even opening the famous International Circus Arts Festival in Montreal, 'circus city' and home to Cirque du Soleil.But as this week's program reveals, behind all the professional success there is a story of personal adversity and of an unusual and richly varied extended family supporting each other through often tough times
Event Broadcast 2012-02-27 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Cirque du Soleil.
Circus -- Management.
Circus performers.
Men -- Conduct of life.
Theatrical producers and directors.
New South Wales -- Sydney.
Form Streaming video
Author Blanchett, Cate, host
Upton, Andrew, host
Arratoon, Liz, contributor
Brennan, Collette, contributor
Lifschitz, Abirah, contributor
Lifschitz, Yaron, contributor
Mcdonnell, Libby, contributor
Veach, Kate, contributor