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Circa (sometimes abbreviated to c. or ca.) is a word of Latin origin meaning 'approximately'.

Circa or CIRCA may also refer to:

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Circus Group of entertainers performing circus skills

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Piccadilly Circus</span> Road junction and public place in London, England, UK

Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.

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Yaron Lifschitz is an Australian director most notable for his involvement in the circus arts. He has directed more than 80 productions over circus, opera, physical theatre, theatre, and large-scale live events. His work has been seen in forty countries, across six continents by over 1 million people. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Australian Museum's theatre unit, Head Tutor in Directing at Australian Theatre for Young People, and has been a regular guest tutor in directing at the National Institute for Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney since 1995. Lifschitz is currently the artistic director and CEO of Australian contemporary circus company, Circa. He was born in South Africa to a family of Eastern European origin.

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Circus is the sixth studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears. It was released on November 28, 2008, by Jive Records. A transition from the "darker and more urban" themes of her fifth studio album Blackout (2007), Spears wanted to make her next project "a little bit lighter". She recorded the album during the spring and summer of 2008, after being involuntarily placed under a conservatorship earlier that year.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Circus (Britney Spears song)</span> 2008 single by Britney Spears

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Contemporary circus is a genre of performing arts developed in the late 20th century in which a story or theme is conveyed through traditional circus skills. This recognisable genre could arguably be more akin to Variety as animals are rarely used in this type of performance, and traditional circus skills are blended with a more choreographic or character-driven approach. Compared with the traditional circuses of the past, the contemporary approach tends to focus more attention on the overall aesthetic impact, sometimes on character and story development, and on the use of lighting design, original music, and costume design to convey thematic or narrative content.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Circa News</span>

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Circa (contemporary circus) Australian contemporary circus company

Circa Contemporary Circus is an Australian contemporary circus company. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Circa produces circus productions drawing on acrobatics, movement, dance, music and theatre that tour in Australia and internationally. The company was established in 1987 and was initially named Rock n' Roll Circus. It was an ensemble based contemporary circus company that focus on performing the voice of the people during a politically turbulent time in Queensland, Australia, during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era before shifting to a director led company and was renamed 'Circa' in 2004 under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz.

CIRCA (art platform) Art platform in Piccadilly Circus, London

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