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Poetic Tenderness. Raw Emotion. Physical Strength

Circa Contemporary Circus presents a powerful and deeply moving acrobatic encounter with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Sacre by Circa
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

Wednesday and Thursday, February 2-3, 2022 at 8pm

“The mighty Circa” - The Guardian

Seen by over one million people in 39 countries, the Australia-based performance troupe, Circa, is at the forefront of contemporary circus, leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that “redraw the limits to which circus can aspire” (The Age).

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring has inspired dances and ballets for over 100 years, but never circus – until now. See the bodies of 10 fearless acrobats – highlighted by a technically and artistically stunning lighting design – hurl, twist, and collide in an electrifying explosion of physicality and power. These performances also feature a stirring new composition by Philippe Bachman that pairs with Stravinsky's classical music masterpiece. In this first ever circus setting of The Rite of Spring, Circa weaves together powerful acrobatics with poetic tenderness and raw emotion – penetrating the senses and stirring the soul.

Learn More About Circa

Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world's leading performance companies. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world - performing in 39 countries to over a million people. Circa's works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents. 

Circa is pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. Compelled by the question "what is possible in circus?" it continues to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theater and circus. 

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists who have been a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues in New York, London, Berlin and Montreal with seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Barbican Centre, Les Nuits de Fourvière, Chamäleon Theatre as well as major Australian Festivals.

Circa is committed to fostering the next generation of circus artists and runs public circus classes from its studio in Brisbane. Circa also runs regular circus programs with communities throughout Queensland and around Australia.

Show Soundtrack
The soundtrack for Sacre is available on Circa’s Spotify channel. Please click Here.


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