News & Reviews

Melbourne - The Age; Review Circus Oz soars to new heights with terrifically confident show

17th June 2016

Rating: Four and a Half Stars. Circus Oz's Twenty-Sixteen has arrived in the familiar Melbourne Big Top, fresh off a short regional and international tour. With a few shows already delivered, the company at Thursday's gala night seem relaxed and confident, presenting a show with a bit of room to breathe and with opening night nerves (a problem in the past) already settled.  Fans of director Anni Davey will see her spin on this new pro...

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Melbourne - The Age; Review Circus Oz soars to new heights with terrifically confident show

Melbourne - Herald Sun; Review: Circus Oz back in style and on the up

17th June 2016

Rating: Four Stars. After some years of ups and downs in the wilderness, Circus Oz has its mojo back. It’s a very big year for Australia’s iconic circus company. A new artistic director is on the horizon and there’s a fresh enthusiasm catapulting, falling and rollerblading through the show TwentySixteen. Guest director and all-around circus dynamo Anni Davey has shaped some things old, some things new and some wacky and weird things into...

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Melbourne - Herald Sun; Review: Circus Oz back in style and on the up

SBS; The big top MC making queer kids proud

2nd June 2016

Meet Circus Oz MC and acrobat extraordinaire Dale Woodbridge-Brown. Placing a clutch of juggling balls on the table between us in Circus Oz’ cavernous Collingwood HQ, proud Kamilaroi man Dale Woodbridge-Brown, MC and acrobat extraordinaire, describes himself as a triple threat – Aboriginal, gay and adopted. Although his day job requires him to stand out in a crowd, growing up in the small NSW town of Mungindi (population 700) he preferred t...

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SBS; The big top MC making queer kids proud

Circus Oz Rocks Brazil

27th May 2016

Circus Oz wowed Brazilian crowds when we performed our new show TWENTYSIXTEEN in Sao Paulo as part of the Australian Government’s 'Australia now' cultural festival. The highly anticipated tour to Brazil did not leave the Sao Paulo audiences disappointed, with the crowd leaping to their feet in standing ovations after each of the five shows. Guest Show Director Anni Davey also ran flying trapeze workshops for local circus performers who were p...

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Circus Oz Rocks Brazil

Circus Oz win Leading Contemporary Circus award

19th April 2016

Last night at the inaugural Australian Circus Awards, Circus Oz Board Chair Wendy McCarthy, with fellow Board Members Jody Broun and Nick Yates, were thrilled to collect the Leading Contemporary Circus award on behalf of Circus Oz. The award ceremony was held under the Stardust Big Top in Cahill Park, Wolli Creek, NSW as part of the Australian Circus Festival, which included workshops, demonstrations, performances and competitions for all ages a...

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Circus Oz win Leading Contemporary Circus award

Circus Oz celebrates World Circus Day

14th April 2016

In celebration of the seventh World Circus Day, Circus Oz and the City of Melbourne will bring circus to the great outdoors with a short   acrobatic spectacle accompanied by live music, presented by the Circus Oz ensemble at Birrarung Marr, against the backdrop of the Melbourne city skyline on Thursday, 14 April 2016. Under the patronage of HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, each year the Federation Mondiale du Cirque and circus compani...

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Circus Oz celebrates World Circus Day