News & Reviews

Gladstone - The Observer; Circus Oz performers stop in for coffee

3rd October 2014

The circus has hit Gladstone, and it's set to perform a flipping great show tomorrow night. Circus Oz will deliver its energetic and theatrical performance at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre. Customers at the Lightbox Espresso Bar were treated to an impromptu performance on Thursday when some of the performers gathered with their props. Touring show director Debra Batton said the performers were keen to put on a great show for...

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Gladstone - The Observer; Circus Oz performers stop in for coffee

The Courier-Mail; Opinion: Quotas needed to bring about equality in the workplace

27th September 2014

FOUR moments, one month. First, at a Circus Oz performance the other night, we watch gobsmacked as one female performer bends over backwards, arched completely with hands on the floors, abs like taut tensile fencing, as a male performer stands on her stomach. It’s the gender reverse of what we’re used to seeing. This is the great joy of Circus Oz, the sassy fun and spectacle entertains you while effortlessly blowing stereotypes away. Wendy ...

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The Courier-Mail; Opinion: Quotas needed to bring about equality in the workplace

Rockhampton - The Morning Bulletin; Local girl runs back home with the circus

25th September 2014

Olivia Porter can't remember her days growing up in Rockhampton as a young child, but after today's Circus oz performance the city will remember her. She's been juggling her career as a performer with Circus Oz for six months. And despite always feeling a little nervous before performing, Oivia, whose family moved from Rockhampton when she was very young, said she loved the stage. "It feels like a second home," she said. Today, she will make ...

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Melbourne - Brisbane Times; Step Right Up: Circus Oz Delights

22nd September 2014

But Wait...There's More! is a vaudeville-inspired performance by Melbourne's Circus Oz in which good old-fashioned circus staples are brought thoroughly up to date, and the fast-paced consumerism of modern life is roundly satirised. It's great fun. A relatively small cast means that multi-talented performers reappear throughout, showcasing a broad range of circus skills. The performers' technical prowess certainly results in plenty of oohs and...

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Melbourne - Brisbane Times; Step Right Up: Circus Oz Delights

Circus Oz Strong Women Event at QPAC – SOLD OUT

16th September 2014

Celebrating what women are capable of – strength, grace, tenacity, creativity and the ability to get great things done. At QPAC, Quentin Bryce AD CVO, first Governor General of Australia (2008 – 14) joins a panel of fabulous women to discuss 'What Makes a Strong Woman Today'. Wendy McCarthy, AO, Chair of Circus Oz with Jacqueline Lunn, journalist and author, Anni Davey, Circus Oz Strong Woman, performer and director and Jillian Whiting, jour...

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Circus Oz Strong Women Event at QPAC – SOLD OUT

Gladstone - The Observer; Chronic fatigue didn't stop circus performer

11th September 2014

SPENSER Inwood's career was almost cut short when she was diagnosed with a condition four years ago but her pure love for her job helped her beat the odds. The 26-year-old is a Circus Oz performer specialising in aerial ring, acrobatics, !ying trapeze and Chinese pole. When Spenser was 22, she was told she had chronic fatigue. "It was my biggest challenge I have had to deal with. "I spent a number of years battling my way through it," she sai...

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Gladstone - The Observer; Chronic fatigue didn't stop circus performer