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Sacre

Sacre is a performance of its generation, defying new techniques and new approaches to a traditional circus performance.”

– LA DANCE CHRONICLE, USA // View

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 Benett and a stirring new composition by Phillippe Bachman for the first half, Sacre penetrates the senses and stirs the soul.

About

World premiere Wollongong, Australia – January 2021
Performers 10
Duration 65 minutes

Reviews

…consistently fascinating choreography…” – Marler Zeitung, Germany | View

Beyond the mesmerizing appreciation for the performers’ skillful proficiency and physical risks taken, Sacre communicates a deeper sense of the essential humanity we all share in seeking sensual and soulful connection and relationship.” – LA Art Part, USA   View

“…will mesmerize you from the very beginning.” – Broadway World, USA | View

Acknowledgments

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Commissioned by Merrigong Theatre Company.

Co-produced by La Comete

Director  Yaron Lifschitz
Music Philippe Bachman & Igor Stravinsky
Lighting Designer Veronique Benett
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. 

Photo by Pedro Greig.

Tour Dates

Date City Venue
2nd September 2022 Groningen, Netherlands SPOT Groningen
7th - 9th September 2022 Dusseldorf, Germany Festival Marquee, Burgplatz
5th October 2022 Modesto, USA Gallo Center for the Arts
9th October 2022 Sonoma, USA Weill Hall, Sonoma State University
9th - 11th February 2023 Boston, USA The Celebrity Series of Boston, Schubert Theatre

Past Dates

Date City Venue
28th - 30th January 2021 Wollongong, Australia Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
14th May 2021 Recklinghausen, Gerramy Ruhrfestspiele
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
10th - 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
3rd - 4th March 2022 Fayetteville, AR, USA Walton Arts Center
5th March 2022 Overland Park, USA Yardley Hall, Midwest Trust Center
14th April 2022 Brugge, Belgium Cultuurcentrum Brugge
17th April 2022 Budapest, Hungary Müpa Budapest
3rd - 4th May 2022 Chalons-en-Champagne, France La Comète
20th May 2022 Mamer, Luxembourg Kinneksbond, Center Culturel Mamer
24th - 28th May 2022 Brighton, UK Theatre Royal Brighton
15th - 16th June 2022 Den Haag, Netherlands Amare, Den Haag Danstheater
2nd - 3rd July 2022 Sibiu, Romania Lulu Hall, Sibiu International Theatre Festival
12th - 13th July 2022 Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Centro Insular de deportes de Grand Canaria
15th - 16th July 2022 Tenerife, Canary Islands Teatro Guimerá

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.