News & Reviews

Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus

27th October 2017

In the ongoing pursuit to challenge, push and develop contemporary circus artists and the art form, Circus Oz is delighted to announce the inaugural Sidesault at The Melba festival in Collingwood over two weeks this November. Generously supported by the City of Yarra, Sidesault at The Melba will feature five emerging and established circus companies presenting new works ranging from breathtaking physical stunts to outstanding circus poetry, with...

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Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

27th October 2017

Wendy McCarthy AO has announced that she will retire as Circus Oz Chair at the end of October after nine years in the role. Circus Oz General Manager Lou Oppenheim paid tribute, “Wendy has stewarded a period of significant transition for Circus Oz. On the strength of her passionate and committed leadership we are poised for an exciting and creative future.” As Ms McCarthy prepares to leave Circus Oz, she announced that Nick Yates, a current...

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Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

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