News & Reviews

Four decades on – Circus Oz rocks into a milestone year

21st February 2018

In 2018, Circus Oz, the iconic Melbourne-born arts company, will celebrate forty amazing years of ground breaking Australian contemporary circus. Maintaining a strong commitment to creating circus that is accessible to everyone, the core values of Circus Oz – humanity, hilarity, community and diversity – remain unchanged as the pillars that underpin each and every project the company undertakes and the shows it presents. As Circus Oz contin...

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Four decades on – Circus Oz rocks into a milestone year

Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Conversation

17th January 2018

Circus Oz’s Model Citizens is a triumph of skill and political satire Model Citizens, the latest show from Circus Oz, playing as part of the Sydney Festival in Parramatta, is not to be missed. It continues the Circus Oz tradition of high energy entertainment combined with political commentary, and introduces the fresh new artistic vision and aesthetic sensibility of the company’s incoming artistic director Rob Tannion. It is a politically sa...

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Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Conversation

Sydney - Model Citizens Review - ArtsHub

15th January 2018

Model Citizens is imaginative, adventurous, and physically innovative circus. Model Citizens, the new show from Circus Oz, delves into the world of everyday objects drawn from Australian suburbia. Objects (such as irons, clothes pegs, safety pins, scissors and clothes lines) are utilised in a playful and engaging way – Circus Oz changes the scale of the objects so that they become different pieces of circus apparatus. With its amusing physica...

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Sydney - Model Citizens Review - ArtsHub

Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Daily Telegraph

10th January 2018

Circus Oz scores a big hit with its new show Model Citizens Circus Oz has notched up a triumph with Model Citizens, its brand new show that takes a sharp pin to the self-congratulatory bubble of conformity that besets parts of Australian society. Model Citizens opened last Friday night under the Big Top in Prince Alfred Square at Parramatta. It is a highlight of the Sydney Festival, and runs until January 28. The much-tattooed performer Mitch...

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Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Daily Telegraph

Model Citizens Takes over Sydney

3rd January 2018

We’ve kicked off our 40th year with a bang and a standing ovation as we opened Model Citizens at Sydney Festival last night. We are overjoyed to have partnered with Sydney Festival to present Model Citizens at the festival’s Circus City in Parramatta along with circus workshops and industry forums – including the Exploring New Circus Apparatus Lab which features the oversized objects used as unique apparatus in Model Citizens. Since it’...

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Model Citizens Takes over Sydney

Koori Youth Circus

29th November 2017

Circus Oz is proud to partner with Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sports and Recreation Cooperative (MAYSAR) to offer Koori Youth Circus – a community circus program for Koori youth in Melbourne. Free circus workshops, run by Circus Oz trainers are being held on Tuesdays from 14 November – 19 December at MAYSAR Kingsbury. Koori Youth Circus continues in the tradition of Circus Tarrangos - a circus program for First Nations youth that ran from 19...

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Koori Youth Circus