News & Reviews

EOIs open for Sidesault at The Melba 2018

21st March 2018

Expressions of Interest are now open for the second Sidesault at The Melba, a festival of innovative and experimental circus presented by Circus Oz and supported by The City of Yarra. Presented within the mirrored splendour of The Melba Spiegeltent at the Circus Oz Homebase, Sidesault at The Melba provides a platform for circus companies to present innovative circus that explores the possibilities and pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus...

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EOIs open for Sidesault at The Melba 2018

Circus Oz at 40: from self-made tent to global success, in many tricky moves

19th March 2018

By Tony Wright for The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March 2018 Tim Coldwell tosses a bolt of old canvas painted a faded green and gold on to a benchtop. He turns it to expose the stitching. It is supported along the seams by a strip of what turns out to be a car seatbelt. He doesn't say it, but there is careful pride in the casual way he displays this odd remnant. Indeed, carefully framed behind glass on a wall nearby is another gaily painted canv...

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Circus Oz at 40: from self-made tent to global success, in many tricky moves

Four decades on – Circus Oz rocks into a milestone year

21st February 2018

In 2018, Circus Oz, the iconic Melbourne-born arts company, will celebrate forty amazing years of ground breaking Australian contemporary circus. Maintaining a strong commitment to creating circus that is accessible to everyone, the core values of Circus Oz – humanity, hilarity, community and diversity – remain unchanged as the pillars that underpin each and every project the company undertakes and the shows it presents. As Circus Oz contin...

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Four decades on – Circus Oz rocks into a milestone year

Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Conversation

17th January 2018

Circus Oz’s Model Citizens is a triumph of skill and political satire Model Citizens, the latest show from Circus Oz, playing as part of the Sydney Festival in Parramatta, is not to be missed. It continues the Circus Oz tradition of high energy entertainment combined with political commentary, and introduces the fresh new artistic vision and aesthetic sensibility of the company’s incoming artistic director Rob Tannion. It is a politically sa...

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Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Conversation

Sydney - Model Citizens Review - ArtsHub

15th January 2018

Model Citizens is imaginative, adventurous, and physically innovative circus. Model Citizens, the new show from Circus Oz, delves into the world of everyday objects drawn from Australian suburbia. Objects (such as irons, clothes pegs, safety pins, scissors and clothes lines) are utilised in a playful and engaging way – Circus Oz changes the scale of the objects so that they become different pieces of circus apparatus. With its amusing physica...

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Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Daily Telegraph

10th January 2018

Circus Oz scores a big hit with its new show Model Citizens Circus Oz has notched up a triumph with Model Citizens, its brand new show that takes a sharp pin to the self-congratulatory bubble of conformity that besets parts of Australian society. Model Citizens opened last Friday night under the Big Top in Prince Alfred Square at Parramatta. It is a highlight of the Sydney Festival, and runs until January 28. The much-tattooed performer Mitch...

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Sydney - Model Citizens Review - The Daily Telegraph