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Review - Precarious - Stage Whispers

3rd July 2018

A truly magical experience under the heated Big Top! Precarious is the new show by Circus Oz, currently on at the Botanical Gardens. Celebrating their forty years, Circus Oz have produced yet another wonderful circus extravaganza. Director Rob Tannion has teamed up with independent director Kate Fryer to deliver a new era in circus entertainment, reflecting on the past to create an up-scaled grass roots production. Precarious is threaded with...

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Review - Precarious - Stage Whispers

Review - Precarious - ★★★★½ The Age

3rd July 2018

Time isn't all that flies as Circus Oz turns 40 Precarious Circus Oz ★★★★½ By Cameron Woodhead 1 July 2018 Circus Oz has been a driving force in contemporary circus since it was founded 40 years ago, and it marks the anniversary in spectacular style, under a big top in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Precarious is a slick combination of the company’s traditional strengths – especially its ensemble acrobatics and gift for storytelling ...

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Review - Precarious - ★★★★½ The Age

Circus Oz Big Top heads to Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to unravel the ministry of nature

9th May 2018

Creating chaos when the natural balance is tipped over In their 40th year, Circus Oz tumbles back home to Melbourne to premiere their new show, Precarious, under the heatedCircus Oz Big Top. Across the winter school holidays the tent will be nestled within the trees of the Royal Botanic GardensVictoria with three weeks of shows from 26 June – 15 July 2018. Inspired by the garden surrounds, Precarious is a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrob...

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Circus Oz Big Top heads to Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to unravel the ministry of nature

Circus Oz at 40: from self-made tent to global success, in many tricky moves

19th March 2018

By Tony Wright for The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March 2018 Tim Coldwell tosses a bolt of old canvas painted a faded green and gold on to a benchtop. He turns it to expose the stitching. It is supported along the seams by a strip of what turns out to be a car seatbelt. He doesn't say it, but there is careful pride in the casual way he displays this odd remnant. Indeed, carefully framed behind glass on a wall nearby is another gaily painted canv...

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Circus Oz at 40: from self-made tent to global success, in many tricky moves

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