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 Swan Song as well as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
Glitches and grooves from sound artist Klara Lewis are interspersed with Schubert’s exquisite songs of loss and love as leading English tenor Rob Murray 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, is played live by acclaimed pianists Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Michael Kieran Harvey while acrobats are pitted in a life-and-death struggle between group and victim. This is the first-ever circus setting of Rite of Spring.
Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz and seen by over one million people in 39 countries, the Circa ensemble puts their bodies on the line in electrifying explosions of physicality and power.
POST SHOW Q&A
A post show Q&A will follow the performance on Thursday, 20 September.
A lockout period applies after the first 5 mins
This performance uses a smoke and haze machine. Suitable for audiences 12+ years.
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