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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 archival footage, storytelling and mixed-media artworks, Vault offers a unique insight into the personalities and performances that have shaped one of our greatest performing companies.

Drawing on the incredible resources of the recently launched Circus Oz Living Archive, this is a one of- a-kind portrait of a company whose dedication, skill and playful irreverence have come to define what we know as Australian circus today.

FREE - The Arts Centre, Gallery 1
10-26 October, 9am - late

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH RMIT UNIVERSITY AND THE CIRCUS OZ LIVING ARCHIVE

CURATED BY DAVID CARLIN & PAPER GIANT

Photography by Ponch Hawkes

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