Sacre performers; Photo by Justin Ma

Sacre performers; Photo by Justin Ma

JAN 17–21 | Vancouver Playhouse


Poetic tenderness. Raw emotion. Physical strength.

JAN 17–21, 2023
Vancouver Playhouse

Circa (Australia) 
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
Director Yaron Lifschitz 

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.

Message from Heather Redfern — Why we programmed this show:

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Showtimes & Dates

JAN 17: 8:00 PM—Opening
JAN 18–21: 8:00 PM

Venue Location

Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton St,
Vancouver, BC

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Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble 
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


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

“…consistently fascinating choreography…”

“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.”

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

Sacre performers; photos by Justin Ma & Pedro Greig


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