Theatre Works Perpetual Frustration Machine - photo by Sean Paris

Perpetual Frustration Machine

An explosive insight into the universal dilemma of modern human desire, combining surreal circus work with athletic brilliance, astonishing imagery and provocative text, one of Australia’s leading circus directors Zebast...
Qu’est-ce Que C’est? - photo by Aaron Walker Photography

Qu’est-ce Que C’est?

This is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. No point burying the lead, Qu’est-ce Que C’est? (What are they doing here?) is a veritable cornucopia of theatrical and circus delights. This was so many things, often so man...
Circus Oz Rock Bang - photo by Mark Turner

Circus Oz: Rock Bang

Together, Berliner siblings and musical chameleons Otto and Astrid Rot have had many years at the forefront of the post-punk scene. Shows by their band Die Roten Punkte have given us sketches of their (sometimes uncomfor...
Circus Oz Rock Bang - photo by Andrew Wuttke

Rock Bang

Rounding out their 40th year, Circus Oz has co-created an original hilarious rock’n’roll extravaganza – Rock Bang – with Otto & Astrid from the (self-proclaimed) best band in the world: Die Roten Punkte i...
Circus Oz Sidesault 2018 Boss Squad Madhouse Circus and Point & Flex Circus Marina Gellmann, Felicia Lannan and Amy Stuart - photo by Brig Bee Photography

Sidesault at the Melba: Boss Squad

You could gorge on shows in a night at the Sidesault Festival of new slants on Circus. My second show of an evening was Boss Squad by Madhouse Circus and Point & Flex Circus. The show’s blurb indicates “Five fearless...
Colossal Productions Laser Kiwi - photo by Brig Bee Photography

Sidesault at the Melba: Laser Kiwi

Thanks to Circus Oz and their Collingwood home, the second annual Sidesault at the Melba festival is underway! There are two mini-seasons, each showcasing three companies per night over four nights. Sidesault aims to pus...
NoFitState Lexicon

Lexicon

After some years, what is now the Melbourne International Arts Festival has conditioned its patrons to expect some kind of big-budget, big-ticket fusion of circus skills and storytelling. In 2018 it’s Lexicon, a show int...