“Haunting and magical in equal parts” – A Younger Theatre, United Kingdom

Haunting sights and sounds will seduce you down a path punctuated by unexpected encounters as you weave through the space between life and death.

Led by Yaron Lifschitz with his internationally acclaimed company, Circa and with a creative team including the electronic musician Lapalux, this ethereal collaboration brings circus artists, choral singers, designers and musicians together for a night full of surprises.

Depart first premiered at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park from 16 – 26 June 2016 and tours to Hull, Brighton and Blackpool from 18 May – 4 June 2017.


Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Associate Director, Choreographer Alice Lee Holland
Composer, Sound Designer Lapalux
Composer, Musical Director Sam Glazer
Costume Designer, Circa Tour Director Libby McDonnell
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
Circus Act Director Kimberley O’Brien
Choir Mentor Isabelle Adams
Producer Linda Peterkopa

International Representation
Paul Tanguay (Worldwide)
David Lieberman / Artists’ Representatives (USA)

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. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. 

Depart is co-commissioned by LIFT, National Centre for Circus Arts, Spitalfields Music, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, LeftCoast and Brighton Festival.

Depart is supported by Arts Council England.

The London production of Depart was additionally supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. It was an Urban Heat project supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.