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Designer at the heart of the Circus

14th June 2019

Moreland Leader

Monday, June 10

For 17 years, Michael Baxter has built and created the scenes behind Circus Oz.

The Pascoe Vale-based production designer joined the company after studying architecture and building yacht masts. He is tasked with solving problems created by shows, such as in Wunderage, in which he designed a tightrope weighed down by bluestone rocks.

“We’ve been having conversations about a tightwire show for 20 years,” he said.

“If there’s a concept for a show, we work out what kind of act will be in the show and what apparatuses we need.”

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