News & Reviews

Model Citizens Takes over Sydney

3rd January 2018

We’ve kicked off our 40th year with a bang and a standing ovation as we opened Model Citizens at Sydney Festival last night. We are overjoyed to have partnered with Sydney Festival to present Model Citizens at the festival’s Circus City in Parramatta along with circus workshops and industry forums – including the Exploring New Circus Apparatus Lab which features the oversized objects used as unique apparatus in Model Citizens. Since it’...

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Model Citizens Takes over Sydney

Koori Youth Circus

29th November 2017

Circus Oz is proud to partner with Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sports and Recreation Cooperative (MAYSAR) to offer Koori Youth Circus – a community circus program for Koori youth in Melbourne. Free circus workshops, run by Circus Oz trainers are being held on Tuesdays from 14 November – 19 December at MAYSAR Kingsbury. Koori Youth Circus continues in the tradition of Circus Tarrangos - a circus program for First Nations youth that ran from 19...

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Koori Youth Circus

Circus Oz collaborates with the best rock band in the world

17th November 2017

Artistic Director Rob Tannion is creating an original circus rock opera with Berlin’s Prince and Princess of art rock and Europop, Otto & Astrid from the band Die Roten Punkte, featuring the evocative physicality of Circus Oz acrobats. Following a period of creative development, this December Circus Oz and Salvador Dinosaur will present a sneak peek preview season of The Strange and Spektakulär Lives of Otto & Astrid at the Meat Marke...

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Circus Oz collaborates with the best rock band in the world

Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus

27th October 2017

In the ongoing pursuit to challenge, push and develop contemporary circus artists and the art form, Circus Oz is delighted to announce the inaugural Sidesault at The Melba festival in Collingwood over two weeks this November. Generously supported by the City of Yarra, Sidesault at The Melba will feature five emerging and established circus companies presenting new works ranging from breathtaking physical stunts to outstanding circus poetry, with...

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Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

27th October 2017

Wendy McCarthy AO has announced that she will retire as Circus Oz Chair at the end of October after nine years in the role. Circus Oz General Manager Lou Oppenheim paid tribute, “Wendy has stewarded a period of significant transition for Circus Oz. On the strength of her passionate and committed leadership we are poised for an exciting and creative future.” As Ms McCarthy prepares to leave Circus Oz, she announced that Nick Yates, a current...

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Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Circus Oz supports marriage equality in Australia

8th September 2017

Almost exactly two years from the date we signed the open letter below, marriage equality is, unfortunately, still in the balance. With postal surveys being sent to mailboxes around the country from next Tuesday 12 September, we would like to reiterate our commitment to the YES campaign and our belief in equal rights for all. For more information on the postal survey visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics. An open letter from Non Profit Orga...

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Circus Oz supports marriage equality in Australia