“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.
World premiere Wollongong, Australia – January 2021
Duration 65 minutes
“…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
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
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.
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|15th - 16th June 2022||Den Haag, Netherlands||Amare, Den Haag Danstheater|
|2nd - 3rd July 2022||Sibiu, Romania||Lulu Hall, Sibiu International Theatre Festival|
|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|