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Sydney Festival

Model Citizens

2 January - 28 January

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Circus Oz explodes back onto stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show Model Citizens, the first creation fuelled by new Artistic Director Rob Tannion.

Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour.

Stunningly lit and driven by a sensational live music soundtrack, Model Citizens unfolds within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspective, scale and concepts of normality.

In Model Citizens over-sized, everyday objects are used as unexpected circus equipment that create an intriguing new playground for the all-human ensemble.

Acrobats will back-flip off a giant vertical clothes peg, become tangled in an oversized cotton reel, balance on a house of oversized collapsing cards and fly high in an enormous pair of aerial undies!

Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens presents stunning group acrobatics with a twist. Model Citizens is a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble, which explores what it really means to be a model citizen in today’s ‘model kit’ society.

“A masterpiece that blows our socks off and tickles our feet at the same time” Theatre Press

“An under-appreciated gem in our national cultural identity” The Guardian

LOGO accessibility line

Shows on Friday 12, 7:30pm and Saturday 20 January, 1:30pm are Auslan interpereted and Audio Described. For Auslan seats please use the code ACCESS2018 when booking or contact Sydney Festival: or 1300 856 876.

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Venue Details

Model Citizens
Prince Alfred Square, 353D Church St, Parramatta

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