Circa

Circa

Sacre

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

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.

Sacre penetrates the senses and stirs the soul.

“Sacre is a performance of its generation, defying new techniques and new approaches to a traditional circus performance.”
– LA DANCE CHRONICLE, USA

“…consistently fascinating choreography…”
– MARLER ZEITUNG, GERMANY

“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

“…will mesmerize you from the very beginning.”
– BROADWAY WORLD, USA

There are sections of the performance where the music is loud. This level is monitored throughout the performance. There are haze, smoke and strobe effects used throughout.


Commissioned by Merrigong Theatre Company.
Co-produced by La Comete

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Running time 65 min
Location & accessibility Dance House Helsinki, Erkko-stage
Age recommendation 12+
Tickets 42/38/35/30 €, family ticket (2+2): 125€, friend ticket (5 people for the price of 4): 168€
Tue 26.3. at 19:00 Wed 27.3. at 19:00

Credits:

Director:

Yaron Lifschitz

Performers:

Jon Bonaventura, Holly-Rose Boyer, Malte Gerhardt, Gerramy Marsden, Rosa Mordaunt, Oscar Morris, Sophie Seccombe, Tristan St John, Zachery Stephens, Darby Sullivan, Georgia Webb

Music:

Philippe Bachman & Igor Stravinsky

Lighting Designer:

Veronique Benett

Costume Designer:

Libby McDonnell

Tour director:

Piri Lee Goodman

Technical coordinator:

Luke Laidler

Producer:

Danielle Kellie

Photo:

Brennan Spark

The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky is used by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agent for Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers of London.