Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre

Help us set imaginations free! Aura Curiatlas creates collaborative performances blending dance, theatre, and acrobatics to tell stories. We seek to foster imagination, creativity, and human connection through performing, workshops, and post-show talk-backs. Our name comes from the balance of lightness (Aura) and strength (Atlas) required for our movement style plus the curiosity (Curi) exhibited by the characters we create.

Our goals are to:
- create works that invite imaginative engagement
- provide high quality public performances at affordable ticket prices
- provide no-cost tickets for community partners
- create opportunities for post-show conversations about the creative process
- offer workshops that expose participants to collaborative discovery

Our supporters make it possible for Aura Curiatlas to present shows and workshops. Your gifts help pay for rehearsal and performance space, company travel to rehearsals and performances, production fees, costumes, props, and publicity.
"It's especially gratifying to see companies like Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre return to Washington with a fascinating new work, A Life With No Limits, dedicated to the ideas of the physicist Stephen Hawking. Aura Curiatlas has developed a unique, intensely physical brand of performance without words, incorporating circus and dance techniques into narratives that are eye-popping in their execution and touching in their meaning. Feats of balance and strength abound as the story unfolds." (Andy White,, March 1, 2017)

"Combine strength and humor, a dash of curiosity, a pinch of whimsy, and a generous dose of inventiveness, mix thoroughly and you have Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre's compelling brand of storytelling and movement … DREAM LOGIC is family friendly, but not dumbed down in any way. The central themes are readily accessible and dealt with compassionately and with great humor." (Pamela Roberts,, March 8, 2016)

"Aura Curiatlas flashed by Washington, DC Friday and Saturday night, March 13 and 14. The vivid, undulating transmogrifications - most times humorous, sometimes monstrous, but always startlingly original and in constant motion ¬¬¬- were supplied by four astonishingly supple, extraordinarily creative performers." (Ed Simmons, MD Theatre Guide, March 19, 2015)