News & Reviews

Circus Oz supports marriage equality in Australia

8th September 2017

Almost exactly two years from the date we signed the open letter below, marriage equality is, unfortunately, still in the balance. With postal surveys being sent to mailboxes around the country from next Tuesday 12 September, we would like to reiterate our commitment to the YES campaign and our belief in equal rights for all. For more information on the postal survey visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics. An open letter from Non Profit Orga...

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Circus Oz supports marriage equality in Australia

Circus Oz Sidesault – a program that supports and develops circus

28th August 2017

Through their Sidesault program, Circus Oz is thrilled to announce a full schedule of artform development for the balance of 2017. Over the coming months, Sidesault will present a festival of experimental work from independent companies, the premiere of an intimate rock opera, a new artistic collaboration and a series of master classes and creative developments with some of Australia's most exciting and innovative circus artists. ...

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Circus Oz Sidesault – a program that supports and develops circus

Australian performance making its mark in China

11th August 2017

Media Release Australian Embassy Beijing Chinese audiences will be wowed by Australian dance, circus, theatre and music from August to December, with Circus Oz this week kicking off a season of Australian performance across China. Australia’s Ambassador to China HE Ms Jan Adams AO says performing arts is one of Australia’s strongest cultural exports. “As we get ready to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Australia China diplomatic re...

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Australian performance making its mark in China

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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