All posts tagged: circus

Circus Oz returns back to Melbourne with Precarious

In their 40th year, Circus Oz tumbles back home to Melbourne to premiere their new show, Precarious, under the heated Circus Oz Big Top. Across the winter school holidays the tent will be nestled within the trees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria with three weeks of shows from 26 June – 15 July 2018. Inspired by the garden surrounds, Precarious is a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages. The Circus Oz ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to create an exciting three-dimensional world that examines the fragility that exists between humanity and nature. The outstanding skills and talents of the Circus Oz ensemble will include extraordinary foot juggling, jaw-dropping aerial rope and tippy ring, mesmerising roué cyr, Chinese pole and hula hoop – all hilariously woven together with original music from the live Circus Oz band. Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, joins forces with independent director, Kate Fryer, to craft Precarious and create the mayhem that is the ministry of nature – an absurd lo-fi bureaucracy filled with …

Interview: TORUK – The First Flight

Get ready for an artistic ride with Cirque du Soleil Toruk – the First Flight this November, with a storyline inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. Be transported into the world of imagination and be amazed by the mythical tale set thousands of years before any humans ever set foot on the mesmerizing world – Pandora. We were given a chance to interview Peter Kismartoni, who began gymnastics at the age of 5 and had competed in many states, national and international competitions from age 10 till 24. Peter has been one of the acrobats for the show since 2015 and most of all the captain of many acts in TORK – The First Flight. Here is his story… 1) Can you tell us a little about your background? Growing up, I played many sports and played the violin, but always kept my main focus with gymnastics from an early age. I won a handful of state titles and an Australian championship in 2003. Once at University, while studying Myotherapy and Sports therapy, I started re-training …

The Carnival of Lost Souls

Join The Carnival of Lost Souls this November for the world premiere of their dark and magical 19th-century circus show, featuring some of Australia’s best physical entertainers, musicians, and singers. The Carnival of Lost Souls will take you on a mystical and atmospheric journey into the dark heart of a vintage Circus world. The magical world comes alive with Victorian Gothic and Steampunk inspired costuming and stage design, plus moody and evocative lighting where the line between life and death is truly blurred. The event is held at The Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood, a fully licensed Bar. Open to attendees of any age, but recommended for age 15+. You will be able to get to the venue by bus 200, 201, 203, 205 or 207 to the corner of Wellington Street and Johnston Street. Ideally, you can also take tram 86 to stop 19 or take the train to Victoria Park Station. A breathtaking classic Circus show filled with world-class acrobats, jugglers, magicians, aerial and carnival performers – if you like the immersive dark romanticism of the Victorian era, and the …

Cirque Adrenaline

From the producers of The Illusionists and Le Noir comes the heart-pounding Cirque Adrenaline. This family spectacular show blends traditional circus acts with the new; mixing clowns and trapeze artists with daredevil motorcyclists and complex aerial stunts. Cirque Adrenaline’s troupe of over 30 performers, many former stars of Cirque du Soleil are renowned for their theatrical flair and breath-taking acrobatic displays both on the ground and high above the stage. When: Until 10 April Where: State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne Visit the website here.