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Geelong - Forte; Circus Oz: But Wait, There’s More

7th August 2014

As the call connects whoops and hollers echo through the phone and Mike Finch greets me with a friendly hello. These are the sounds of a typical day in the “office” at Circus Oz, and something that Mike has enjoyed for the past 17 years. “I’m just looking across the rehearsal room with giant inflatable tube dudes with acrobats jumping all around them and hanging off the ceiling,” he says. “Three minutes ago there was someone riding ...

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Geelong - Forte; Circus Oz: But Wait, There’s More

Ballarat - The Courier; Practice makes Circus Oz skills perfect

6th August 2014

THREADING yourself into wooden hoops while diving through the air isn’t a skill easily mastered. But Western Australian acrobat Nat Kell plans to hoop-dive his way through the opening night of the national regional Circus Oz tour at Her Majesty’s Theatre this Friday. Mr Kell, originally from Melbourne, said he had been practising circus tricks since he was a child. “I studied at the National Institute of Circus Arts for three years,” h...

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Ballarat - The Courier; Practice makes Circus Oz skills perfect

Ballarat - The Courier; Circus Oz a performance with a difference

5th August 2014

IT’S a circus like you’ve never seen before.Circus Oz will be in Ballarat on Friday and Saturday.Forget lions and elephants, and imagine strong women and stunt-jumping flyers – this year’s Circus Oz defies the stereotypical idea of circus performance. Drawing inspiration from the pre-digital age, touring show director Debra Batton said Circus Oz had been inspired by the idea of a traditional circus where animals were inexistent and live ...

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Ballarat - The Courier; Circus Oz a performance with a difference

Melbourne - Australian Stage; But Wait... There’s More | Circus Oz

26th June 2014

Circus Oz is back in town with its latest show But Wait... There’s More, pitching its Big Top at Birrarung Marr until July 13, then continuing to tour regionally. The little “circus that could,” now in its 36th year, Circus Oz is an action-packed, über talented troupe who wear a multitude of hats during their shows, from acrobats to musicians and backstage hands. Emerging from a seemingly bottomless wicker trunk, the Circus Oz performers...

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Melbourne - Australian Stage;  But Wait... There’s More | Circus Oz

Melbourne - Melbourne Observer; Circus Oz

25th June 2014

The circus has come to town with a cracking new show. Circus Oz razzled and dazzled under the Big Top at Birrarung Marr with But wait... there's more! and judging from the cheers, hoops, foot-stamping and smiles all around, the audience loved it. Who says circuses can't be political? Circus Oz dealt up its own version of bread and circuses, or at least hot donuts and circuses, with a gentle swipe at 'infobesity, acceleration, choice-mania and c...

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Melbourne - Melbourne Observer; Circus Oz

Melbourne - Stage Whispers; But Wait…There’s More

24th June 2014

An evocative aboriginal inspired dance by Dale Woodbridge-Brown held a promise of magical things to come. And there were a number of magical moments and the flash of awe-inspiring physicality as bodies were bent and thrown around the stage in this latest offering from Circus Oz. The performance area, with various theatrical props shrouded in drop cloths, sat in front of an impressive inflatable proscenium arch design by Felipe Reynolds. Later in...

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Melbourne - Stage Whispers; But Wait…There’s More