★★★★★ “. . .an evening so remarkable as almost to defy description . . . extraordinarily moving.”
– The Guardian, UK (on Circa’s Humans)
Brace yourself as 10 ferociously committed acrobats put their bodies on the line in an electrifying explosion of physicality and power. The Rite of Spring has been the basis of dances and ballets for over 100 years but never circus – until now. In a world-first, Circa’s legendary ensemble – under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz – dares to take on Stravinsky’s classical music masterpiece.
Rite of Spring is a new creation that unleashes the primal energy that runs through us all. See bodies hurl, flow, twist, pulse and collide in an ecstatic tribal circus ritual. Seen by over one million people in 39 countries, Circa is at the forefront of contemporary circus globally – pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. The show can be performed with orchestra, two pianos or recorded music, and can be augmented a variety of other classical music-based circus performances to create a full-length program.
World premiere Gold Coast, Australia 2018
Duration 35 minutes
Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Lighting Design Jason Organ
Costume Design Libby McDonnell
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova (Worldwide, except territories below)
David Lieberman / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives (USA, South America, Canada)
Danielle Kellie / Circa (Australia / New Zealand)
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa (New Creations / Collaborations / 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.