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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 inter-connectivity, our inherent sexual desire and relationship with divinity.

Featuring a piercing lighting design by Veronique Bennett and a stirring new composition by Phillipe Bachman for the first half, Sacre penetrates the senses and stirs the soul.



World premiere Wollongong 2021
Performers 10
Duration 65 minutes


Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
A Scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne and Merrigong Theatre Company commission.

Director and Stage Designer Yaron Lifschitz
Music Philippe Bachman & Igor Stravinsky
Lighting Designer Veronique Bennett
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
Technical Director Jason Organ
Producer Danielle Kellie

International Representation

Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives USA, Canada, Central & South America
Antonin Coutouly / Book Your Show France
Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia & New Zealand
Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking & coordination
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations & 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

Date City Venue
30th January 2022 Boulder, USA Macky Auditorium Concert Hall
2nd - 3rd February 2022 Irvine, USA Irvine Barclay Theatre
4th - 5th February 2022 Santa Monica, USA The Broad Stage
11th February 2022 Arizona, USA Centennial Hall, Arizona Arts Live
15th February 2022 Lewisburg, USA The Weiss Center, Bucknell University
22nd February 2022 Storrs, USA Jorgensen Center for the Arts

Past Dates

Date City Venue
28th - 30th January 2021 Wollongong, Australia Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
14th May 2021 Recklinghausen, Gerramy Ruhrfestspiele