News & Reviews

The Melba Spiegeltent - TheatreAlive; Monday Musings with Nathan Kell

30th November 2014

A graduate of the prestigious NICA, Nathan Kell has been working in physical theatre for 10 years. He's worked with the likes of Legs On the Wall, Stalker Theatre, Lunar Circus and Backyard Theatre, and most recently with Global Creatures in their world renowned musical King Kong. We chatted with him in the lead-up to the latest Circus Oz offering at The Melba Spiegeltent. "Close to the Bone will feature a new mixture of collaboration between ...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - TheatreAlive; Monday Musings with Nathan Kell

The Melba Spiegeltent - The Sunday Age; Christmas Essentials

30th November 2014

SPENSER INWOOD Circus Oz What is the best gift you’ve ever given someone for Christmas? A La Sorrentina stovetop espresso machine for my boyfriend Ayrton. They are a beautiful looking machine that make the shot and have a wand for frothing milk. -What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?I had woken up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and on my way back through the living room, the presents started to make a rus...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - The Sunday Age; Christmas Essentials

The Melba Spiegeltent - Herald Sun; Step right up for old-world Circus Oz wizardry

21st November 2014

THE start of a new Circus Oz show is usually signalled by the rise of the yellow big-top at Birrarung Marr. But since moving to its new $15m home in Collingwood, the globetrotting company now has more spaces to play in. For the first time, the ensemble will present a show on site in the Melba Spiegeltent, a smaller venue with the old-world feel of wooden floorboards, mirrors and stained-glass windows. “There is a sense of danger as the perfo...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - Herald Sun; Step right up for old-world Circus Oz wizardry

The Melba Spiegeltent - Curiosity 11–15 November

10th November 2014

CURIOSITY 11–15 November at The Melba Spiegeltent The more you look, the more there is to see… Curiosity is a theatrical collision between Dr. Seuss, Circus Oz and Alice in Wonderland, created specifically for children from pre-school to Year 6. Performed by some of Australia’s finest circus theatre performers, the show tells the story of Alex, a strong and imaginative young girl, who ventures into the world of Curiosity through a tunnel...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - Curiosity 11–15 November

The Sydney Morning Herald; Contemporary arts precinct planned for Collingwood Technical School site

1st November 2014

The Victorian government is to create a contemporary arts precinct in the inner north, Fairfax Media can reveal. The former Collingwood Technical School site on Johnston Street, already home to Circus Oz and the Melba Spiegeltent, will be transformed into a creative hub for artist studios, galleries and public spaces for exhibitions, performances and events. Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria said the government had kick-started the proje...

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The Sydney Morning Herald; Contemporary arts precinct planned for Collingwood Technical School site

The Melba Spiegeltent - HeraldSun; Best of Melbourne: What’s on for Cup weekend

31st October 2014

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT BLACK FELLA STYLE If you call yourself Circus Oz you better be acknowledging the traditional landowners of the land Down Under. Thankfully, Circus Oz not only embraces the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander story, it actively encourages performances that subvert what we know and think about this nation’s original people, often making us do a policy backflip in our minds. The Circus Oz BLAKflip program has grown from th...

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The Melba Spiegeltent - HeraldSun; Best of Melbourne: What’s on for Cup weekend