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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
  • Wed 4 Apr 2018

    Sun 8 Apr 2018
  • Roundabout Stage, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Family Physical Theatre Circus World premiere

RITE | Circa (AUS)

Brace yourself as 10 ferociously committed acrobats put their bodies on the line in an electrifying explosion of physicality and power.

'The Rite of Spring' has been the basis of dances and ballets for over 100 years but never circus - until now.

In a world-first, Circa's legendary ensemble-under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz dares to take on Stravinsky's classical music masterpiece.

RITE is a new creation that unleashes the primal energy that runs through us all. See bodies hurl, flow, twist, pulse and collide in an ecstatic tribal circus ritual.

"The five-star favourite . . . a clear demonstration of the artistry of circus." The Guardian, Australia.

"An evening so remarkable as almost to defy description...extraordinarily moving." The Guardian, UK.

"The rock stars of the circus world," The List, UK.

About the creators: 
Seen by over one million people in 39 countries, Circa is at the forefront of contemporary circus globally pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances.

Commissioned by Festival 2018.

Wed 4 Apr 2018 — Sun 8 Apr 2018
Wed 4 Apr, 06:30pm - 07:00pm
Thu 5 Apr, 03:00pm - 03:30pm
Thu 5 Apr, 05:00pm - 05:30pm
Fri 6 Apr, 06:30pm - 07:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 09:00pm - 09:30pm
Sat 7 Apr, 03:00pm - 03:30pm
Sat 7 Apr, 05:00pm - 05:30pm
Sun 8 Apr, 07:30pm - 08:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Roundabout Stage, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.029351002849, 153.43120140955

Surf Parade and Victoria Ave
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.


Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble.

Sigrid Pinnox, Photographer

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. Circa respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live paying respects to Elders, past, present and future.

Presenting partner of Broadbeach