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Review – Rock Bang – Artshub

21st November 2018

This show rocks and bangs but first of all, let’s get this straight: this is not your average circus, this is a rock opera fusion circus. ★★★★ The name is perfect onomatopoeia. This show rocks and bangs but first of all, let’s get this straight: this is not your average circus, this is a rock opera fusion circus, teaming dynamic duo Otto (Daniel Tobias) and Astrid (Clare Bartholomew) of Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots in German) with...

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Review – Rock Bang – Artshub

Review – Rock Bang – The Age

21st November 2018

Clowns and acrobats back addictive punk rock ★★★★ Huge rock'n'roll speakers. A black rock stage. A tiny rock-red drum kit. Get ready to “Make some noise, Mel-BAWN!” because Rock Bang the circus rock opera is in town. Otto and Astrid are a brother and sister indie punk-rock duo from 1990s Berlin. They’ve toured as Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) since 2006. The story for this show has the duo perform in Azerbaijan – where the 2...

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Review – Rock Bang – The Age

Review - Tutti - The Age

12th September 2018

It's a highwire act when the circus and orchestra join forces in Tutti TuttiMSO and Circus OzHamer Hall7-8 September ★★★½REVIEWER: Cameron Woodhead Classical musicians and acrobats are intriguing bedfellows, and you could argue the synergy between them has been at the forefront of contemporary circus over the past decade. Audiences have been treated to virtuosic displays from both disciplines in encounters that have ranged from powerful...

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Review - Tutti - The Age

Review - Precarious - Stage Whispers

3rd July 2018

A truly magical experience under the heated Big Top! Precarious is the new show by Circus Oz, currently on at the Botanical Gardens. Celebrating their forty years, Circus Oz have produced yet another wonderful circus extravaganza. Director Rob Tannion has teamed up with independent director Kate Fryer to deliver a new era in circus entertainment, reflecting on the past to create an up-scaled grass roots production. Precarious is threaded with...

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Review - Precarious - Stage Whispers

Review - Precarious - ★★★★½ The Age

3rd July 2018

Time isn't all that flies as Circus Oz turns 40 Precarious Circus Oz ★★★★½ By Cameron Woodhead 1 July 2018 Circus Oz has been a driving force in contemporary circus since it was founded 40 years ago, and it marks the anniversary in spectacular style, under a big top in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Precarious is a slick combination of the company’s traditional strengths – especially its ensemble acrobatics and gift for storytelling ...

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Review - Precarious - ★★★★½ The Age

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