DEPART was a spectacular spellbinding show from internationally acclaimed Australian circus artists, Circa that was performed in Blackpool’s Stanley Park in June 2017.
Inspired by the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, DEPART transformed one of Blackpool’s public spaces into the underworld.
Circus artists danced above our heads, surprised with extraordinary feats of physicality and guided us through the space between life and death in this astonishing visual feast. Led by Yaron Lifschitz, creator of some of the most highly innovative and genre-defying circus in the world, with a creative team including the electronic music legend Lapalux, DEPART brought together acrobats, aerialists, video artists and Fylde Coast community choirs and dancers for an experience like no other.
Depart was co-commissioned by LeftCoast, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), the National Centre for Circus Arts, Spitalfields Music, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, and Brighton Festival. Supported by Arts Council England.