Celebrating their 40th year, Circus Oz have tumbled back home to Melbourne and pitched the Circus Oz Big Top within the surrounds of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to premiere their new show, Precarious.
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 phenomenal acrobatics, spectacular aerials, live music and physical comedy.
Brought together by their shared love of storytelling in recognisable, yet surreal worlds, Tannion and Fryer will continue to push circus innovation, extending expectations of circus skill and apparatus through collaboration with the Circus Oz ensemble, musicians and production team.
“We are in precarious times environmentally,” says the Precarious Co-Directors, Fryer and Tannion. How much more can our ecosystem take? Are we approaching the tipping point? Can humanity restore the natural balance before it is too late?”
Co-Directors: Rob Tannion and Kate Fryer Performers: Tania Cervantes Chamorro, Jon Bonaventura, Sophia Exiner (musician), Emily Gare, Jeremy Hopkins (musician), Tara Silcock, Jake Silvestro, Dylan Singh, Lachlan Sukroo Circus Oz Founder and Senior Circus Artist: Tim Coldwell Circus Oz Founder and Costume Design: Laurel Frank Production Design: Michael Baxter Lighting Design: Maddy Seach Musical Direction: Jeremy Hopkins Stage Manager: Cath Carmody Rigger: Andrew Dyson (Rigger)
Circus Oz Big Top – Southern Cross Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Season continues to 15 July 2018 (Opening Night: 30 June)
For more information, visit: www.circusoz.com for details.
Image: Tara Silcock stars in Precarious – photo by Rob Blackburn