January 17 @ 8:00 pm – January 21 @ 8:00 pm
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, his transgressive work that almost succeeded in burning down the theatre upon its premiere, erupts once more in Sacre, a new interpretation from Australia’s Circa.
The production aims to mirror circus’ raw strength and Stravinsky’s brute ceremony. Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz hopes to give the work a razored social edge and investigate the very nature of human experience. What does it mean to bear the weight of another body? What do we owe each other when poised on the brink of total disaster.
Supported by ten acrobatic performers and Phillipe Bachman’s score, the story brings the dispossessed and the diabolical to meet in a scrum of bodies, out of which emerges a ferocious new species of beauty. At its seething heart, Sacre hopes to combine carnality with ritual to manifest a cathartic union with the divine.