News & Reviews

Melbourne - Brisbane Times; Step Right Up: Circus Oz Delights

22nd September 2014

But Wait...There's More! is a vaudeville-inspired performance by Melbourne's Circus Oz in which good old-fashioned circus staples are brought thoroughly up to date, and the fast-paced consumerism of modern life is roundly satirised. It's great fun. A relatively small cast means that multi-talented performers reappear throughout, showcasing a broad range of circus skills. The performers' technical prowess certainly results in plenty of oohs and...

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Melbourne - Brisbane Times; Step Right Up: Circus Oz Delights

Circus Oz Strong Women Event at QPAC – SOLD OUT

16th September 2014

Celebrating what women are capable of – strength, grace, tenacity, creativity and the ability to get great things done. At QPAC, Quentin Bryce AD CVO, first Governor General of Australia (2008 – 14) joins a panel of fabulous women to discuss 'What Makes a Strong Woman Today'. Wendy McCarthy, AO, Chair of Circus Oz with Jacqueline Lunn, journalist and author, Anni Davey, Circus Oz Strong Woman, performer and director and Jillian Whiting, jour...

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Circus Oz Strong Women Event at QPAC – SOLD OUT

Gladstone - The Observer; Chronic fatigue didn't stop circus performer

11th September 2014

SPENSER Inwood's career was almost cut short when she was diagnosed with a condition four years ago but her pure love for her job helped her beat the odds. The 26-year-old is a Circus Oz performer specialising in aerial ring, acrobatics, !ying trapeze and Chinese pole. When Spenser was 22, she was told she had chronic fatigue. "It was my biggest challenge I have had to deal with. "I spent a number of years battling my way through it," she sai...

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Gladstone - The Observer; Chronic fatigue didn't stop circus performer

Geelong - Forte; Circus Oz: But Wait, There’s More

7th August 2014

As the call connects whoops and hollers echo through the phone and Mike Finch greets me with a friendly hello. These are the sounds of a typical day in the “office” at Circus Oz, and something that Mike has enjoyed for the past 17 years. “I’m just looking across the rehearsal room with giant inflatable tube dudes with acrobats jumping all around them and hanging off the ceiling,” he says. “Three minutes ago there was someone riding ...

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Geelong - Forte; Circus Oz: But Wait, There’s More

Ballarat - The Courier; Practice makes Circus Oz skills perfect

6th August 2014

THREADING yourself into wooden hoops while diving through the air isn’t a skill easily mastered. But Western Australian acrobat Nat Kell plans to hoop-dive his way through the opening night of the national regional Circus Oz tour at Her Majesty’s Theatre this Friday. Mr Kell, originally from Melbourne, said he had been practising circus tricks since he was a child. “I studied at the National Institute of Circus Arts for three years,” h...

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Ballarat - The Courier; Practice makes Circus Oz skills perfect

Ballarat - The Courier; Circus Oz a performance with a difference

5th August 2014

IT’S a circus like you’ve never seen before.Circus Oz will be in Ballarat on Friday and Saturday.Forget lions and elephants, and imagine strong women and stunt-jumping flyers – this year’s Circus Oz defies the stereotypical idea of circus performance. Drawing inspiration from the pre-digital age, touring show director Debra Batton said Circus Oz had been inspired by the idea of a traditional circus where animals were inexistent and live ...

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Ballarat - The Courier; Circus Oz a performance with a difference