Poetic tenderness. Raw emotion. Physical strength.
Ten acrobats from the Circa ensemble bring Stravinsky’s seminal The Rite of Spring to the circus stage. Pulsating with tension and infused with dark humour, this distinctive production from Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz confronts humanity’s interconnectivity, our inherent sexual desire and our relationship with divinity.
Featuring a piercing lighting design by Veronique Benett and a stirring new composition by Phillippe Bachman for the first half, Sacre penetrates the senses and stirs the soul.
Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Since 2004, from their base in Brisbane, Australia, they have toured the world—performing in more than 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. Their works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.
Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists. They are a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues in New York, London, Berlin and Montreal with seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Barbican Centre, Les Nuits de Fourvière, and the Chamäleon Theatre, as well as at major Australian festivals.
Feb 1 to 3, 2023 — 65 minutes with no intermission $50 — $65
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« It's supernatural, at times profound, and the electrifying ending immediately had the audience standing for a standing ovation. »
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Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
Commissioned by Merrigong Theatre Company
Co-produced by La Comète
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Music Composers Philippe Bachman and Igor Stravinsky
Lighting Designer Veronique Benett
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
Technical Director Jason Organ
Producer Danielle Kellie
Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives USA, Canada, and Central and South America
Antonin Coutouly / Book Your Show France
Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia and New Zealand
Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking and coordination
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations and big dreams
Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.