Boch Center Shubert Theatre

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 Philippe Bachman for the first half, Sacre penetrates the senses and stirs the soul.

This production uses theatrical haze, smoke, and strobe effects. There are sections where the music will be loud.

Performance running time is 65 minutes, without intermission. Circa recommends this performance for ages 12 and up.

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

LA Dance Chronicle

“...will mesmerize you from the very beginning.”

Broadway World

“The circus mastery, physical brilliance, and risk-taking choreography are what makes Circa a stand-out on the international stage. It’s a dance with its own unique flavor, stretching movement capabilities with each electric encounter. In a time where much of our lives are limited, it’s an inspiring awakening of what’s possible.”


Featured Artists

Circa Acknowledgments

Commissioning Credits

Commissioned by Merrigong Theatre Company. 

Co-produced by La Comete 

Circa Land Acknowledgment

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. Circa respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which they create and perform. They pay their respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Always was. Always will be.


Shubert Theatre Information

The 2022/23 Dance Series is generously sponsored by
Leslie & Howard ApplebyStephanie L. Brown Foundation, Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation.


This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.

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