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Sacre (Sacred)

28 - 30 Jan

A deeply moving encounter of powerful acrobatics and musical masterworks.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble

The internationally acclaimed, boundary-pushing contemporary circus company who brought us Landscape with Monsters and Humans returns to Wollongong with a brand new creation co-commissioned by Merrigong.

In the first-ever circus setting of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Circa tightly weaves together powerful world-class acrobatics, dark humour and rich tenderness. New music from French composer Philippe Bachman sits alongside Stravinsky’s revolutionary work, considered one of the most influential of the 20th Century. The famous high C on the bassoon sounds, and the stage explodes with bodies locked in a ritual until death.

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the Circa Ensemble puts bodies on the line for Sacre in electrifying explosions of physicality and power.

We are committed to delivering safe & enjoyable performing arts experiences, and have a COVID Safe Plan to help keep everyone safe that includes:

• Reduced capacities – up to 75% of our normal seating capacity. Empty seats are distributed throughout the theatre, however, you may have people seated next to you.
• Mandatory face masks for staff and theatre patrons (children under 12 are exempt)
• Digital check-ins
• Additional cleaning and disinfecting of theatres and foyers
• Increased distance between performers and the audience
• Hand sanitising stations throughout our venues
• Trained staff to assist with COVID safety.

When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well, and prepared to adhere to the safety practices of our venues. If you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if they are very mild, please stay home and contact us prior to your event, and we will arrange a refund or exchange.

Click here for the most up-to-date information.

Reviews

  • Stratospheric skill… Circa has never looked better - The Australian (for En Masse)
  • ...virtuosic physical movement. - Limelight (for En Masse)
  • A grand masterwork that challenges the boundaries of dance, theatre, music and circus. - The Conversation (for En Masse)

Cast & Creative Team

Director and Stage Designer Yaron Lifschitz
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
Technical Director Jason Organ
Producer Danielle Kellie
Music by Philippe Bachman and Igor Stravinsky
Photos by Justin Ma

Pre-Show Dining Packages

$25 Pre-Show Dining Packages

Pre-book a meal and drink at The Social when you book your tickets!

For only $25 pp. our great value Pre-Show Dining Packages feature four delicious à la carte options, served with a house drink of your choice. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten-free option.

Click here for full terms and conditions.

 

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