News & Reviews

Circus Oz to explore new artistic directions

2nd December 2019

Australia’s national circus company, Circus Oz has announced exciting new artistic plans that will reposition the company within the new National Performing Arts Partnerships Framework announced at the Meeting of Cultural Ministers in October 2019. In 2020, Circus Oz will introduce a new guest director program that will explore the artistic potential of the company and enable a range of artistic leaders to experiment with different forms and f...

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Circus Oz to explore new artistic directions

Penny Miles appointed as Circus Oz Executive Director

31st July 2019

Circus Oz announces that Penny Miles is appointed as Circus Oz Executive Director. Circus Oz Chair, Nick Yates, explained that Miles has excellent arts industry experience, leadership qualities and circus sector knowledge, “The Board and I look forward to working with Penny to take Circus Oz to new heights in Australia and internationally, ensuring that we continue to delight audiences in one of the most accessible art forms.”...

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Penny Miles appointed as Circus Oz Executive Director

★★★★½ – Review – Wunderage – The Age

24th June 2019

Circus Oz delivers high times with Wunderage ★★★★½Review by Cameron Woodhead, The Age Wunderage is outgoing artistic director of Circus Oz Rob Tannion’s final show with the company, and he leaves on a definitive high. The show is among other things a tribute to the tightwire, with no less than three suspended over the cavernous space of the Meat Market in North Melbourne, and it teeters with consummate balance on a vertiginous preci...

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★★★★½  – Review – Wunderage – The Age

Designer at the heart of the Circus

14th June 2019

Moreland Leader Monday, June 10 For 17 years, Michael Baxter has built and created the scenes behind Circus Oz. The Pascoe Vale-based production designer joined the company after studying architecture and building yacht masts. He is tasked with solving problems created by shows, such as in Wunderage, in which he designed a tightrope weighed down by bluestone rocks. “We’ve been having conversations about a tightwire show for 20 years,” h...

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Designer at the heart of the Circus

Artistic Director and Co-CEO Rob Tannion will leave after transforming the company

24th May 2019

Circus Oz announces that Artistic Director and Co-CEO Rob Tannion will leave the company on Friday, 28 June 2019 as he accepts a fantastic opportunity with Cirque du Soleil. Since being appointed as Circus Oz Artistic Director and Co-CEO in 2016, Tannion has implemented an exciting and invigorating vision that has laid a solid foundation for a broader artistic approach for Circus Oz. Circus Oz Chair, Nick Yates, said, “Rob was appoi...

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Artistic Director and Co-CEO Rob Tannion will leave after transforming the company

Statement from Confederation of Australian State Theatres (CAST)

18th April 2019

The entire performing arts industry is in the process of cultural change. It’s painful, and it’s overdue, but individuals and organisations are focused like never before on ensuring our work places are safe and our professional relationships are respectful, responsible and kind. We take this opportunity to repeat our commitment to making positive change in Australian theatre workplaces. We have worked closely with Eryn Jean Norvill and Sophi...

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Statement from Confederation of Australian State Theatres (CAST)