News & Reviews

Circus Oz Rocks Brazil

27th May 2016

Circus Oz wowed Brazilian crowds when we performed our new show TWENTYSIXTEEN in Sao Paulo as part of the Australian Government’s 'Australia now' cultural festival. The highly anticipated tour to Brazil did not leave the Sao Paulo audiences disappointed, with the crowd leaping to their feet in standing ovations after each of the five shows. Guest Show Director Anni Davey also ran flying trapeze workshops for local circus performers who were p...

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Circus Oz Rocks Brazil

Circus Oz win Leading Contemporary Circus award

19th April 2016

Last night at the inaugural Australian Circus Awards, Circus Oz Board Chair Wendy McCarthy, with fellow Board Members Jody Broun and Nick Yates, were thrilled to collect the Leading Contemporary Circus award on behalf of Circus Oz. The award ceremony was held under the Stardust Big Top in Cahill Park, Wolli Creek, NSW as part of the Australian Circus Festival, which included workshops, demonstrations, performances and competitions for all ages a...

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Circus Oz win Leading Contemporary Circus award

Circus Oz celebrates World Circus Day

14th April 2016

In celebration of the seventh World Circus Day, Circus Oz and the City of Melbourne will bring circus to the great outdoors with a short   acrobatic spectacle accompanied by live music, presented by the Circus Oz ensemble at Birrarung Marr, against the backdrop of the Melbourne city skyline on Thursday, 14 April 2016. Under the patronage of HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, each year the Federation Mondiale du Cirque and circus compani...

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Circus Oz celebrates World Circus Day

Melbourne Fringe at The Melba Spiegeltent

8th April 2016

Circus Oz is seeking expressions of interest from independent artists and small companies who would like to present their work in The Melba Spiegeltent during the Melbourne Fringe Festival. We are seeking shows of all shapes and sizes; while we would certainly love to see some circus in The Melba Spiegeltent for the Fringe, we would also like to present a range of all that is new and engaging in all genres. For more information or to join The M...

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Melbourne Fringe at The Melba Spiegeltent

Founding Member, Laurel Frank, wins Green Room Award.

22nd March 2016

At The Green Room Awards Ceremony at the Comedy Theatre last night, Laurel Frank, Circus Oz Founding Member, and designer of our extraordinary and fabulous costumes over the past 38 years has been awarded the prestigious Technical Achievement Award, which recognises a sustained contribution to the Melbourne stage by a designer or technician. Guest Show Director Anni Davey has been lucky enough to work with Laurel, previously as an ensemble membe...

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Founding Member, Laurel Frank, wins Green Room Award.

Melbourne - TWENTYSIXTEEN: a brand new show, and brand new show director

21st March 2016

This winter, after rocking through their regional Victorian tour and a run of hot shows for the Australia now festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Circus Oz returns to Melbourne to kick off the Circus Oz Big Top premiere of their raucous new show: TWENTYSIXTEEN – created in 2016, touring through 2016, this is a show from now, for now. TWENTYSIXTEEN is a refreshing cocktail of new and old, innovation and tradition. The turbo-charged acrobats have bee...

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Melbourne - TWENTYSIXTEEN: a brand new show, and brand new show director