Following an action-packed national tour crossing Arnhem Land, a Sydney Big Top season, then a smash-hit international tour across America to Montreal, Circus Oz return home to their custom-built secret circus laboratory in the heart of Collingwood to cook up a brand spanking new show, But Wait…There’s More – making its world premiere in Melbourne at Birrarung Marr from 18 June 2014.
Circus Oz shows are co-created from the inspiration, ideas and energy derived from the unique skills of each member of the extremely diverse ensemble that are then woven into the core concept of the show like layers of a collage.
For 2014, an extensive casting process was undertaken across Australia’s vibrant circus community looking for recruits to add to the Circus Oz ensemble, structured around an equal number of men and women with various backgrounds, skills and bodies. Eight new performers are making their Circus Oz debut, joining four returning Circus Oz artists.
“With so many new artists joining our ensemble, we are excited about the explosion of ideas and creativity that will emerge through the collaborative process,” says Mike Finch, Circus Oz Artistic Director.
Performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait…There’s More accelerates to become a roller-coaster of infobesity, speed and choice-mania – it will be a punchy, exciting and funny vaudeville-inspired show for humans of all ages.
While Circus Oz draws on 36 years of true Aussie irreverence, history and culture, the new Circus Oz artistic team will continue a great tradition of collaboration, innovation and accessibility. The full ensemble will be announced on World Circus Day on Saturday, 19 April 2014. For more information, visit: www.circusoz.com for details.
Image: by Rob Blackburn