World Premiere | Commissioned by Bleach* Festival and The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Bleach* Festival and The Arts Centre Gold Coast are delighted to present the world premiere of Horizon with Angels.

As the sun sets, the shores of Evandale Lake will become a playground of performances. Acrobats and singers will amaze as bodies fly and voices soar.

Set to a moving soundtrack, which includes the music of the legendary Leonard Cohen, Horizon with Angels is a spectacular event that feeds the spirit with awe and can be enjoyed from the water or a stroll around the lake’s edge.

Horizon with Angels is created by Preposterous – the brainchild of Artistic Director Yaron Lifschtiz and the creative team behind Circa: Australia’s leading contemporary circus company.

Renowned for their innovative, genre-melding blend of acrobatics and movement, Preposterous signifies a new direction for Circa and Yaron Lifschitz.

“2016 is the start of something new – it will bring our history and future together. It will develop our relationship with Bleach* Festival and the Gold Coast, and more importantly it will give audiences access to something new and thrilling,” Lifschitz said.

Commissioned by Bleach* Festival and The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Horizon with Angels showcases Circa’s acrobats and celebrates the local – the lake, the dazzling Surfers Paradise skyline, a cast of over 200 young Gold Coast voices and The Farm’s youth dance ensemble.

Horizon with Angels is created by Preposterous — a division of Circa
Artistic Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Co-director: Ben Knapton
Choreographer: Alice Lee Holland
Music Director: Scott Saunders

Bleach* Festival would like to thank all of the school and community organisations that make up our large community choir.

Duration: 45 minutes | Site Opens: 5.00pm

Image: Darcy Grant

Event Site Map


Event Site: Performance site opens at 5pm for a 6pm performance. Please note this is an outdoor, open air performance.

Access: Entry to the Horizon with Angel’s site will be via the north side of the Arts Centre Gold Coast. Audience members with prams, wheelchairs or mobility scoters are advised to note that performance involves moving across grassed areas and some uneven surfaces.

Ticketing: Tickets can be collected from the mobile ticket both at the entrance to the Evandale Lake Site, north side of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Children 5 years and under are free of charge. 

Seating: This is a promenade performance whereby the audience are guided around the Evandale Lake to various stages to view the performance. There are no chairs – this is a walking and standing show. If you require special assistance please advise staff at point of sale.

Public Transport: Visit www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 for G:link trams, Surfside buslines and Queensland Rail information.

Taxi: A designated set-down and pick-up area is located out the front of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. For further information head to The Arts Centre Gold Coast website.

Parking: Parking is available at The Arts Centre Gold Coast Carpark in front of the building as per standard operating for performances at the Centre. Please note the road closure of Ouyan St (that runs around the back of the Arts Centre) will be effective from Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March from 4:00pm – 9:00pm nightly.

Food + Beverage: No BYO Alcohol is permitted and bag checks may be conducted by security on entry to the site. Pre-show food and beverage will be available to purchase on both nights of the performance at the Arts Centre Café. After the performance there will be entertainment, light snacks and beverage available from the Lakeside Terrace, directly across from the Lake.

Creative partner of Bleach* Festival since 2011