Schubert’s intimate Lieder and Stravinsky’s riot-inducing Rite of Springmay not seem the most natural pairing in the world, but they will come together in innovative Australian circus company Circa’s new work for the Brisbane Festival, En Masse. “I’ve been wanting to do a circus-acrobatic setting of Rite of Springfor a million years,” explains Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

Lifschitz has, in a way, done this already with Rite of Spring, which premiered on the...

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