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The Melba Spiegeltent - Pop Culture-Y; Circus Oz’s ‘Close to the Bone': “Book now or regret it forever!”

8th December 2014

Ah, the circus. The lions jumping through flaming hoops, the jolly clowns, the giant colourful tent, the one dollar entry fee…oh wait, this isn’t Victorian London. But circuses are still alive and kicking, especially Circus Oz. Circuses have moved away from that particular ideal, and Circus Oz has been at the forefront of that innovation. One example is their upcoming show Close to the Bone, an intimate, provocative, limited season of their ...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - Pop Culture-Y; Circus Oz’s ‘Close to the Bone': “Book now or regret it forever!”

The Melba Spiegeltent - Herald Sun; Circus takes a stand

7th December 2014

CIRCUS Oz is having a surreal kind of experience. The highly nomadic artists have stopped moving and, for the first time, they will create, rehearse and perform a show all in one place for a hometown crowd only. They’ll also be venturing into new circus territory with Close to the Bone, a show that deconstructs the company’s large-scale productions for the big-top and zooms in on raw skills. Gone too is the family-friendly vibe and trademar...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - Herald Sun; Circus takes a stand

Circus Oz were a finalist in the 2014 Cityswitch Awards

3rd December 2014

Circus Oz are excited to announce that we were a finalist for the Partnership of the Year award for our partnership with Lovell Chen who helped us create our new home in Collingwood. The Partnership Award recognises not only projects that relate directly to energy efficiency within a tenancy but to new collaborations and partnerships that deliver over and above business as usual to break down market barriers and create transformation of signator...

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Circus Oz were a finalist in the 2014 Cityswitch Awards

The Melba Spiegeltent - TheatreAlive; Monday Musings with Nathan Kell

30th November 2014

A graduate of the prestigious NICA, Nathan Kell has been working in physical theatre for 10 years. He's worked with the likes of Legs On the Wall, Stalker Theatre, Lunar Circus and Backyard Theatre, and most recently with Global Creatures in their world renowned musical King Kong. We chatted with him in the lead-up to the latest Circus Oz offering at The Melba Spiegeltent. "Close to the Bone will feature a new mixture of collaboration between ...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - TheatreAlive; Monday Musings with Nathan Kell

The Melba Spiegeltent - The Sunday Age; Christmas Essentials

30th November 2014

SPENSER INWOOD Circus Oz What is the best gift you’ve ever given someone for Christmas? A La Sorrentina stovetop espresso machine for my boyfriend Ayrton. They are a beautiful looking machine that make the shot and have a wand for frothing milk. -What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?I had woken up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and on my way back through the living room, the presents started to make a rus...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - The Sunday Age; Christmas Essentials

The Melba Spiegeltent - Herald Sun; Step right up for old-world Circus Oz wizardry

21st November 2014

THE start of a new Circus Oz show is usually signalled by the rise of the yellow big-top at Birrarung Marr. But since moving to its new $15m home in Collingwood, the globetrotting company now has more spaces to play in. For the first time, the ensemble will present a show on site in the Melba Spiegeltent, a smaller venue with the old-world feel of wooden floorboards, mirrors and stained-glass windows. “There is a sense of danger as the perfo...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - Herald Sun; Step right up for old-world Circus Oz wizardry