News & Reviews

The Melba Spiegeltent - ArtsHub; Circus Oz cuts Close to the Bone

21st October 2014

Instead of their usual Big Top antics, Melbourne’s Circus Oz has announced an intimate two-week season of a new work, Close to the Bone at The Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood from 11-21 December. Exploring concepts of space and proximity, Close to the Bone promises to explore questions of secrets, honesty and physicality in the intimate confines of the The Melba Spiegeltent, a 100-year old Belgian mirror tent that was recently installed in it...

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Cairns - Cairns Post; Event review: Circus Oz presents But Wait... There’s More at Cairns Civic Theatre

17th October 2014

EXPLODING on to the stage with more energy than a rave party, Circus Oz’s new show But Wait... There’s More definitely didn’t disappoint at Cairns Civic Theatre on Wednesday night. A feast for all the senses, But Wait... There’s More is a spectacular fusion of traditional circus arts such as acrobatics, flying trapeze and clowning, alongside sassy comedy, amazing live music and even freestyle flatland BMX. Unlike any other show you’ll...

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Cairns - Cairns Post;  Event review: Circus Oz presents But Wait... There’s More at Cairns Civic Theatre

Melbourne Festival world premiere - VAULT: the non-stop performing history of Circus Oz

9th October 2014

Opening tomorrow night for Melbourne Festival – VAULT: the non stop performing history of Circus Oz No celebration of circus in Australia would be complete without recognising the huge contribution of Circus Oz, a company that since 1978 has been a constant presence on our nation’s stages. Now, a remarkable exhibition presents the fascinating history of Circus Oz. In a multi-screen kaleidoscope of interactive exhibits, never-before-seen arc...

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Melbourne Festival world premiere - VAULT: the non-stop performing history of Circus Oz

Gladstone - The Observer; Circus Oz performers stop in for coffee

3rd October 2014

The circus has hit Gladstone, and it's set to perform a flipping great show tomorrow night. Circus Oz will deliver its energetic and theatrical performance at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre. Customers at the Lightbox Espresso Bar were treated to an impromptu performance on Thursday when some of the performers gathered with their props. Touring show director Debra Batton said the performers were keen to put on a great show for...

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Gladstone - The Observer; Circus Oz performers stop in for coffee

The Courier-Mail; Opinion: Quotas needed to bring about equality in the workplace

27th September 2014

FOUR moments, one month. First, at a Circus Oz performance the other night, we watch gobsmacked as one female performer bends over backwards, arched completely with hands on the floors, abs like taut tensile fencing, as a male performer stands on her stomach. It’s the gender reverse of what we’re used to seeing. This is the great joy of Circus Oz, the sassy fun and spectacle entertains you while effortlessly blowing stereotypes away. Wendy ...

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The Courier-Mail; Opinion: Quotas needed to bring about equality in the workplace

Rockhampton - The Morning Bulletin; Local girl runs back home with the circus

25th September 2014

Olivia Porter can't remember her days growing up in Rockhampton as a young child, but after today's Circus oz performance the city will remember her. She's been juggling her career as a performer with Circus Oz for six months. And despite always feeling a little nervous before performing, Oivia, whose family moved from Rockhampton when she was very young, said she loved the stage. "It feels like a second home," she said. Today, she will make ...

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