A grand masterwork that challenges the boundaries of dance, theatre, music and circus to present a dystopian view of endings and beginnings.
The Conversation, Australia

A powerful, fascinating work that delves into the best and worst of humanity in thrilling, virtuosic physical movement, beautifully rendered by musicians and performers.
The Limelight, Australia




[[A wild, tender and savage ride, En Masse presents two visions of humanity at its extremes through circus settings of Schubert’s Winter’s Journey and selections from Swan Song as well as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

Glitches and grooves by Swedish composer Klara Lewis are interspersed with Schubert’s exquisite songs of loss and love as a tenor and acrobats from Circa’s legendary ensemble veer between anarchic energy and exquisite loss.

Then Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, with its ecstatic tribal energy, played live by a pianists while acrobats are pitted in a life-and-death struggle between group and victim in this first-ever circus setting of Rite of Spring.

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the Circa ensemble puts bodies on the line in electrifying explosions of physicality and power.///Wild und zugleich sanft präsentiert En Masse zwei Visionen der Menschlichkeit in seinen Extremen in Zirkusakten, untermalt von Schuberts Winterreise und Ausschnitten des Schwanenliedes von Stravinskys Frühlings Erwachen.

Impulse und Einschnitte der schwedischen Komponistin Klara Lewis sind mit Schuberts exquisiten Liedern von Verlust und Liebe verwebt, während ein Tenor und Akrobaten aus Circas legendärem Ensemble zwischen anarchischer Energie und exquisitem Verlust pendeln.

Schließlich wird Strawinskys Frühlings Erwachen mit seiner ekstatischen Energie live von Pianisten gespielt, während Akrobaten in diesem einmaligen Zirkus-Setting einen Kampf um Leben und Tod austragen.

Unter der Leitung des Zirkus-Visionärs Yaron Lifschitz bringt das Circa-Ensemble Körper in elektrisierende Explosionen von Körperlichkeit und Kraft.]]

Stratospheric skill . . . [Circa] has never looked better.
The Australian, Australia



[[Show Duration///Dauer]]  110 mins
[[Audience Suitability///Altersempfehlung]] 10 +
[[Stage Size Min m x m / Height clearance of m ///Bühnengröße Min m x m / Höhe m ]]
[[Venue Capacity Recommended for up to seats ///Geeignete Zuschauerzahl bis zu]]
[[Touring Party///Anzahl Personen auf Tournee]] 13

Heleen de Boever

Humans  ...[[more///mehr]]
Circa's Peepshow  ...[[more///mehr]]
Rite of Spring   ...[[more///mehr]]
What Will Have Been   ...[[more///mehr]]
Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus.[[more///mehr]]


[[Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble with music from///Entwickelt von Aaron Lipschitz und dem Circa Ensemble mit Musik von]] Franz Schubert, Klara Lewis & Igor Stravinsky
Direction & Stage Design Yaron Lifschitz
Lighting Design Yaron Lifschitz & Richard Clark
Costume Design Libby McDonnell

Tenor Robert Murray
Pianists Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Michael Kieran Harvey

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding & advisory body & the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.



23 - 25 October White Light Festival, New York City, USA


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