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Originally published Friday, March 21, 2014 at 6:05 AM

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High-flying Circa arrives in Seattle

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We’ve seen Canada’s Cirque du Soleil, and the U.S.’ Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Then there’s Australia, which has its own vibrant circus scene, and one of the current star attractions is the world-touring Circa. The inventive troupe, which comes to Meany Theater this weekend, has its own style of blending modern dance with highly flying and earthbound acrobatics — which has been described as “poetic” and a celebration of physical mastery, with a soundtrack that ranges from Jacques Brel to Leonard Cohen to Radiohead. The 75-minute show is recommended for ages 7 and up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted.) 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $41-$46 (206-543-4880 or

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