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Sydney, Australia - Sydney Arts Guide; Circus Oz Presents But Wait… There’s More @ The Big Top Moore Park
3rd January 2016
I am, along with many others, a big, huge fan of Circus Oz, and it is always a cause of great celebration when they are back in town.
Circus Oz, now 37 years strong, put on a corker of a show. The two hour show, including a twenty minute interval, features non stop hi-jinks and circus action – heaps of juggling, unicycling, trapeze work, rope climbing, acrobatics and gymnastics, and, as always, with Circus Oz, driving, pulsating music.
The show was hosted by the quirky, self effacing, gay, indigenous performer, Dale Woodbridge-Brown.
All of the twelve performers picked up an instrument during the show, one of Circus Oz’s trademarks, with percussionist Ben Hendry and pianist Ania Reynolds providing most of the backing.
Sam Aldman, Candy Bowers, Matt Wilson, Sharon Gruenert, April Dawson, Olivia Porter , Kyle Raftery, Beau Dudding, Derek Llewellin, Spenser Inwood and Nathan Kell kept us infinitely and irresistibly entertained.
Circus Oz likes to incorporate a through-line/theme to their shows, and for But Wait... There's More the theme, entirely relevant to today’s world, is society’s obsession/addiction with being a good consumer and constantly sourcing to ‘overload’ the world wide web.
My pick from a show of highlights took place shortly before interval.
Circus Oz, famous for being one of the first circuses not to use animals, had a lion segment- well, of a kind…
One of the ladies came on stage fiercely cracking a whip, other performers came on having donned lions’ manes…The ‘lions’ tried to go through hoops. The segment ended with a lovely touch with a large throng of youngsters on stage pretending to be roaring lions…
Try and get tickets. Your kids will love you for it!
Sydney Arts Guide
Photographer: Rob Blackburn