Past Event
Dance & Circus


Circa Contemporary Circus
Mon 23 - Sat 28 May 2022
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Ten acrobats from the exhilarating Circa ensemble bring Stravinsky’s seminal 'The Rite of Spring' to the circus stage

Pulsating with tension and infused with dark humour, this dramatic 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 Bennett and a stirring new composition by Phillipe Bachman for the first half, Sacre penetrates the senses and stirs the soul.

Poetic tenderness. Raw emotion. Physical strength.

'The boundaries between dance, theatre, music and circus are completely broken' Marler Zeitung

About the Company

Circa Contemporary Circus (Australia) is one of the world's leading performance companies, touring the world from its base in Brisbane, Australia, since 2004.This ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists returns to Brighton Festival following hugely successful previous visits. Notably the unique graveyard promenade Depart (2017), Beyond (2015) and the heart-stopping How Like An Angel (2013)

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Credits and Acknowledgments

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

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. 

Sacre is supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

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Circa: Sacre credits. Queensland Government logos

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