Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals is a collaboration with the Australian contemporary circus company Circa. This contemporary performance for children is based upon Le Carnaval des Animaux by Saint-Saëns and was commissioned by the Out of the Box Festival and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Michaela’s stunning animated visuals and circus inspired set designs create a world of metamorphosis and transformation in which the performers dream of being animals who are dreaming of being circus performers. The project also features animation and illustration work by Charlie Taylor, Jean-louis Pêcheur and James Baker.

Carnival of the Animals premiered at QPAC in Brisbane Australia in June 2014 and has toured France, Chile, New Zealand and Australia. See a list of recent and upcoming performances here.

Carnival of the Animals has been nominated for a 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children. The winners will be announced on Monday 27th July 2015