News & Reviews

ANNOUNCEMENT: Circus Oz appoints a new Artistic Director and Guest Show Director

17th December 2015

Following an extensive national and international recruitment process, Circus Oz is delighted to announce the appointment of their new Artistic Director, Rob Tannion. Circus Oz Chair, Wendy McCarthy, said the Board is delighted Rob Tannion has accepted the role, “Artistic search is always exciting as we seek the person who will lead and challenge the company’s artistic history and future. I am confident that Rob will do that and much more as...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Circus Oz appoints a new Artistic Director and Guest Show Director

Sydney, Australia - 702 ABC; Circus Oz: Go behind the scenes to see the challenges of erecting a 1,300-person tent

17th December 2015

  When Circus Oz rolls into Sydney, it brings with it movement and colour, but also some challenges. Like putting up the big top; a structure large enough to fit 1,300 audience members as well as a 12-metre circus ring. Tim Coldwell is the founder of Circus Oz and the man responsible for designing the special canvas tent. He is also one of the many crew members that have sweated it out this week to erect the tent ahead of their 'But Wait...

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Sydney, Australia - 702 ABC; Circus Oz: Go behind the scenes to see the challenges of erecting a 1,300-person tent

Sydney, Australia - Central Sydney Magazine; Clowning Around Circus oz is back in town

9th December 2015

There's always a joker in the pack - and in the world-renowned Circus Oz troupe, Olivia Porter is everybody's fool. The multi-talented juggler, clown, acrobat and dancer is used to playing "the idiot role" - but always with a twist. "My drive is always to push the originality of what I'm doing and really communicate with the audience," Porter said. Whether it's an emotional response, or whether they just experience pure joy and entertainment, ...

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Sydney, Australia - Central Sydney Magazine; Clowning Around Circus oz is back in town

Melbourne, Australia - The Age; Circus performers: what to do after the Big Top leaves town?

5th December 2015

Once they flew through the air or spun around in hoops of fire. But when that is all over, what comes next? For circus performers, when the body is no longer up to the physical demands of the work or you need the kind of home life that constant touring doesn't permit, the options for a new career are far from clear. Take Mel Fyfe. In her heyday she was a strong woman under the big top. One of her best-known tricks was laying on a bed of nails w...

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Melbourne, Australia - The Age; Circus performers: what to do after the Big Top leaves town?

Sydney, Australia - The Daily Telegraph; Circus in mood for madness

26th November 2015

Coffee Drinkers found themselves surrounded by a flash mob circus style last week when members of Circus Oz tumbled and juggled their way around customers at a popular Sydney cafe. The troop ambushed customers at the Fine Food Store's coffee cart before springing into acrobatics, clown routines and songs to announce the return for the first time in two years of the 37-year-old big top to Sydney next month. Circus oz marketing director Olivia Bl...

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Sydney, Australia - The Daily Telegraph; Circus in mood for madness

Circus Oz Welcome La Verità to Melbourne

10th November 2015

From Daniele Finzi Pasca the creative mind behind Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo comes La Verità – a dream-like, acrobatic poem and surrealist circus extravaganza, inspired by a backdrop painted by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. Combining circus, clowning, acrobatics, theatre, dance and music – with an extra serving of humour and heart – Compagnia Finzi Pasca let their imagination run wild in a thrilling experience that is sure to ha...

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Circus Oz Welcome La Verità to Melbourne