Holidays! Often times, when derrières anchor and eyes becomes glued. When cupboards empty as stimulation dwindles, what kids need is a dose of inspiration. Excitement. Dynamism. What kids needs is a dose of Circus Oz.
Circus Oz has been enthralling audiences for 37 years. From their humble beginnings of old trucks, caravans and a self-constructed tent, to a now globally renowned extravaganza, showcasing in 27 countries across 5 continents. Oz's track record, includes recent sell-out season on 42nd street on Broadway, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Tivoli Gardens. So what is behind their insurmountable success? How has Circus Oz managed to entertain generation to generation, to such a diverse range of cultures around the world?
c/o Rob Blackburn
To be sure, Oz's composition has stayed consistent - usually 11-13 highly-skilled performers, and at least two musicians. Undeniably unique, for so many reasons: camaraderie, impressive group acts, cheeky humour, surreal imagery, theatricality, physicality...I'm out of breath. Absolute powerhouse, who deliver with energy, strength, grace, and live original music.
But over and above the majestic spectacle... there's more. Oz maintains a belief in tolerance, diversity, human kindness. Their altruism sees them push social justice via charity work (raising $392,000 to support refugees and asylum seekers). Founding principles of collective ownership and creation, gender equity, teamwork, reflected in their intimate,
c/o Rob Blackburn
"But Wait...There's More" is Oz's latest marvel. This newly-announced show, in their nice, warm Big Top, hitting Birrarung Marr that returning to their original birthplace, will inspire kids with their consummate ensemble. These 12 fabulous quirky performers, including: intricate jugglers, virtuosic unicyclers, brazen hula hoopers, hilarious flying trapeze artists, booty-shaking hip-hoppers, highly-musical acrobats, and highly-acrobatic musicians, will be ready to jolt kids out of their hibernation. But wait, there actually is more. As these awe-inspiring acts, are backed by a narrative - satirical take on consumerism (for the big kids and astute teens to enjoy). So come on in, where your kids will be inspired by the highest of Australian talent and spirit.
Season: 17th June - 12 July 2015
Duration: 2 hrs (including 20 min interval)
Venue: Circus Oz Big Top
Location: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne (between Federation Square and Batman Avenue)
Cost: $22 – $95 (plus booking fees)
Bookings: head to ticketmaster.com.au or ph.136100