News & Reviews

Circus Oz BLAKflip - Investing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus

5th September 2016

On Monday 5 September, Circus Oz throws back its doors in Collingwood for the sixth BLAKflip masterclass for ten, new and returning, deadly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, brought together to further solidify their circus and performance skills over a two week period with this year’s BLAKflip Guest Director, Natano Fa’anana (Casus Co-­‐founder and Director). The Circus Oz BLAKflip program offers professional circus devel...

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Circus Oz BLAKflip - Investing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus

The Guardian - "The greatest show on earth: how Circus Oz brought a big message to the Big Top"

29th August 2016

Under darkness, an impossibly small crate is left in the middle of the stage. Then: lights and fanfare, as dozens of performers clamber out of it with a huge energy that will carry the rest of the show. I know how they do the trick and I don’t care, because the whole tent smells like popcorn and sweat, and my ears are ringing with cheers and an incredible live band. On Saturday night, the Circus Oz performers will climb higher than I will ever...

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Victorian Opera - Review, Herald Sun ★★★★

16th August 2016

Victorian Opera’s Laughter and Tears combines song and circus art to tell one of Italian opera’s great torrid stories Paul Selar, Reviewer, Herald SunAugust 15, 2016 2:34pm IN ASSOCIATION with Circus Oz, Victorian Opera’s ingenious new production Laughter and Tears uses circus arts to aid and illuminate one of Italian opera’s great torrid stories, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (1892). Artistic Director Richard Mills takes Pagliacci’s sto...

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Victorian Opera - Review, Herald Sun ★★★★

Victorian Opera - Review, Limelight: 'Artistic stars perfectly align." ★★★★

15th August 2016

Tony Way on August 14, An inspired and telling tale of two mediums: the opera and the circus. Laughter and tears. We know that opera has both in abundance, even if not always in the same work. And we also know that the genius of opera is that its laughter and tears somehow resonate with our own joys and sorrows, leaving us hopefully better off as a result of the encounter. Victorian Opera’s latest show, produced in collaboration with Circus ...

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Victorian Opera - Review, Limelight: 'Artistic stars perfectly align.

Circus Oz heads to Adelaide for first time in 10 years

28th July 2016

After rave reviews and standing ovations in Melbourne, we're taking TWENTYSIXTEEN on the road again! We're delighted to be heading back to Adelaide (where we haven't visited in 10 years!) and to be supporting Nature Foundation SA, with proceeds from all three shows going directly to their important work in nature conservation. So come along, support a great cause and have a great time! TWENTYSIXTEEN Thebarton Theatre, Torrensville Saturday 30...

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Circus Oz heads to Adelaide for first time in 10 years

Melbourne - TWENTYSIXTEEN closes Sunday! Don't miss out!

7th July 2016

After visiting some of Victoria's best regional venues and standing ovations in Brazil TWENTYSIXTEEN blew into the Big Top at Melbourne's Birarrung Marr park in June where it recieved rave reviews and four and half stars from The Age. But after nearly four weeks it's time to hit the road again so don't miss out!  TWENTYSIXTEEN is classic Circus Oz: absurd Australian larrikins pushing the boundries of possibilities and defying the laws of ph...

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Melbourne - TWENTYSIXTEEN closes Sunday! Don't miss out!