News & Reviews

Model Citizens embarks on Australian Tour

24th March 2017

This year Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, along with a new diverse acrobatic ensemble, are fired up to launch the latest touring Circus Oz show, Model Citizens. Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour. Stunningly lit and driven by a sensational live music soundtrack, Model Citizens unfolds within ...

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Model Citizens embarks on Australian Tour

Circus Oz collaborating with more artists

4th January 2017

As Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, moves towards his first full year at Circus Oz, he is delighted to reveal some new initiatives for 2017. Honoring the foundation and ethos of Circus Oz, Tannion plans to collaborate with a greater pool of artists – who, through their diverse experiences and practice, will bring engaging content to contribute to the narrative of the contemporary art form. Over the next three years, Tannion intends t...

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Circus Oz collaborating with more artists

3 Speed, Broadsheet & an ice cream sensation

17th November 2016

Melbourne designers and restaurants – plus an international ice-cream sensation – will converge in a rarely accessible Collingwood space. This November, Broadsheet is holding a one-off weekend food and design market behind the Melba Spiegeltent and as we’re coming in to summer, it’s being anchored it with ice-cream. New York ice-cream lords OddFellows – who have recently collaborated with Connoisseur – will be serving variations o...

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3 Speed, Broadsheet & an ice cream sensation

3 Speed Crunch Box - Up close and ridiculous circus for families in The Melba Spiegeltent

31st October 2016

In mid-­‐November for a short season, The Melba Spiegeltent at Circus Oz in Collingwood will be home to 3 Speed Crunch Box by Dislocate – a humorous, frenetic and fantastically physical comedy where families and young people can get up close and personal with action-­‐packed circus. Bombarding the senses with live antics, witty clowning and explosive action, Dislocate has reimagined this season of 3 Speed Crunch Box to suit the int...

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3 Speed Crunch Box - Up close and ridiculous circus for families in The Melba Spiegeltent

Circus Oz BLAKflip - Investing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus

5th September 2016

On Monday 5 September, Circus Oz throws back its doors in Collingwood for the sixth BLAKflip masterclass for ten, new and returning, deadly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, brought together to further solidify their circus and performance skills over a two week period with this year’s BLAKflip Guest Director, Natano Fa’anana (Casus Co-­‐founder and Director). The Circus Oz BLAKflip program offers professional circus devel...

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Circus Oz BLAKflip - Investing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus

The Guardian - "The greatest show on earth: how Circus Oz brought a big message to the Big Top"

29th August 2016

Under darkness, an impossibly small crate is left in the middle of the stage. Then: lights and fanfare, as dozens of performers clamber out of it with a huge energy that will carry the rest of the show. I know how they do the trick and I don’t care, because the whole tent smells like popcorn and sweat, and my ears are ringing with cheers and an incredible live band. On Saturday night, the Circus Oz performers will climb higher than I will ever...

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