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Rite of Spring

“. . . virtuosic physical movement.”

– Limelight Magazine (on Circa’s En Masse)

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 with a variety of other classical music based circus performances to create a full-length program.


World premiere Gold Coast, Australia 2018
Performers 10
Duration 35 minutes


Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Lighting Design Jason Organ
Costume Design Libby McDonnell

International Representation
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.

Tour Dates

Past Dates

Date City Venue
4th - 8th April 2018 Gold Coast, Australia Roundabout Stage
28th - 29th June 2018 Lyon, France Les Nuits de Fourvière

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was. Always will be.