News & Reviews

Melbourne - Model Citizens Review - The Australian

13th July 2017

The Big Top gets a shot of charisma Rob Tannion’s first show as ­Circus Oz director has been touring the east coast in proscenium arch theatres for three months. To mark the company’s return to headquarters — the Big Top at Birrarung Marr — the piece has been expanded to fill the larger space, and the ensemble beefed up from 10 to 15. Model Citizens is colourful, well choreographed and doesn’t have a dull second. It’s one of the...

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Melbourne - Model Citizens Review - The Australian

Melbourne - Model Citizens Review - Herald Sun

23rd June 2017

Circus Oz is back on track with their new show Rating: four and half stars Australia’s iconic circus company is rebooted and rocking the tent. After some dark years, Circus Oz looks reinvigorated in Model Citizens, the first show under new director Rob Tannion. While there are some familiar faces among the multiskilled acrobats and musicians, it’s mostly a whole different crew. Staying true to Circus Oz’s ethos, Model Citizens&...

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Melbourne - Model Citizens Review - Herald Sun

Open Letter to Greg Hywood, CEO Fairfax Media

9th May 2017

The Confederation of State Theatre Companies (CAST) calls on Fairfax Media to review its decision to dramatically reduce the arts coverage and loss of experienced arts editorial staff across mastheads The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.  CAST – Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Circus Oz, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Queenslan...

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Behind the scenes of our brand new show, Model Citizens

5th May 2017

Catch a glimpse behind the scenes, straight ot the heart of Circus Oz's brand new show, Model Citizens... The first creation fuelled by our new Artisitc Director, Rob Tannion, Model Citizens is set to rock the Big Top with a sensational live soundtrack, brand new ensemble and a stunning model-kit set. Model Citizens premieres in Melbourne, under the Big Top from 20 June to 16 July and is currently in NSW on the last leg of our Austral...

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Behind the scenes of our brand new show, Model Citizens

Chasing Smoke at Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival

2nd May 2017

The spark that ignites the question “Who am I?” flickers inside us, but only some have the courage to pursue the answer. Chasing Smoke is a unique glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture told through the limitless artform of contemporary circus. Tumbling through life while jugglingour responsibilities in an age where culture, tradition, landand identity are under threat, these performers will capture your imagination as they paint th...

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Chasing Smoke at Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival

EOI now open - Sidesault at the Melba

3rd April 2017

The deadline for expressions of interest has now been extended to Friday 21 April The Melba is seeking expressions of interest from independent artists and small to medium companies who would like to be a part of the first Circus festival of innovative and experimental work at The Melba Spiegeltent, Sidesault at the Melba. We are looking for leading edge works or adaptations of existing works that explore the possibilities of circus as an art f...

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EOI now open - Sidesault at the Melba