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In the first circus setting of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, critically acclaimed contemporary circus company Circa tightly weaves together powerful world-class acrobatics and dynamic encounters suffused with dark humour and rich tenderness. Featuring new composition by Philippe Bachman alongside Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the famous high C on the bassoon sounds and the stage explodes with bodies locked in a ritual unto death.

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz the Circa ensemble puts bodies on the line for Sacre in electrifying explosions of physicality and power.



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
28th - 30th January 2021 Wollongong, Australia Illawarra Performing Arts Centre