Last night’s audience certainly loved it. ROCK BANG is sure to be a huge hit during the Sydney Festival. Circus pings all the pleasure spots and nothing pleases like Circus Oz who have been leaping flying tumbling innovators for over 40 years. This time though they have enlisted the high energy of Otto & Astrid from Die Roten Punkte and created a boisterous, rockin show which definitely needs categorising under not-as-we-know-it-circus!
Opening with a thumping rock number live and an aerial ring swing over the front rows, the show hits momentum quickly. The characters of Otto and Astrid are funny and silly and very, very dark as they share their origin story. German brother and sister to all intents, let’s just gloss over the Flowers in the Attic-ness, they will tell a sad tale of loss (bus or lion) then success as a punk band. Kick ass drums and squealing guitar! And stowaways to Australia in a Circus Oz trunk. Continue reading ROCK BANG – THUMPIN’ GOOD ROCK CIRCUS→
Australia’s legendary, one and only rock and roll and animal free circus Circus Oz will be landing in Sydney soon.
Credited with revitalising a traditional artform in a uniquely Australian way, Circus Oz has influenced the development of circus arts around the world since its foundation in 1978. Circus Oz undertook its first and critically praised international tour in 1980 and has continued touring to over 100 cities and regions in 27 countries – in all playing to over 3.7 million people.
Their new show BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE is the first to have been created in their new custom circus home in Melbourne. The show will feature 12 fabulous performers- graceful men, strong women, incredibly intricate and innovative jugglers, lyrical and virtuosic unicyclers, hilarious flying trapeze artists, booty-shaking hip-hoppers, highly-musical-acrobats and highly-acrobatic-musicians.
Performed under the Big Top within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait…There’s More promises to be punchy, exciting and a funny vaudeville-inspired show for humans of all ages.
The show will be presented at breakneck speed through cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi-skilled human physical exuberance. There will be a breath-taking amalgamation of tricks and ideas, including a satirical look at today’s culture of infobesity and consumer overload based around society’s focus on stuff.
BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE will be playing at the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter from the 30th December till the 24th January. Running time 2 hours including a 20 minute interval. For performance times check the website. Bookings ticketmaster.com.au or 136100.
Featured pic – The Circus Oz Ensemble. Pic Rob Blackburn.
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BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE by Circus Oz is much more than clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists and jugglers. These performers are the building blocks in this highly entertaining show, quite literally, as they climb up, over and under each other. However, it is the stories and themes that are woven through the performance that lifts BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE into a very satisfying level of entertainment.
The live music is provided under Ania Reynold’s excellent and entertaining musical direction and she is ably supported by Ben Hendry on drums and several of the multi-talented circus performers. Continue reading Circus Oz: Excellence→
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