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Teenage performers in tuxedos and shorts jump out of a white piano in Tempo by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus at Art Centre Melbourne.

Performance review: Tempo, Arts Centre Melbourne

The Fruities jump back onto our stages with a music themed performance.

Dangerous Goods. Three black clad performers wear T shirts that say 'show up' and sing into microphones while spotlights shine down on them.

Performance review: Dangerous Goods, QPAC

A high-octane cabaret that includes circus, aerials, drag and burlesque.

Orpheus & Eurydice. Minimal white stage set featuring a cage, with acrobats and opera singers.

Opera review: Orpheus & Eurydice, Sydney Festival

Far from detracting from the enjoyment, acrobats add to the complexities of this classic opera.

A male aerialist has suspended under a white spotlight.

Performance review: Gatsby at the Green Light, The Studio, Sydney Opera House

Craig Ilott and Stuart Couzens have adapted 'The Great Gatsby' into an exhilarating performance set in a 1920s bar.  


Theatre review: Circus 1903, Sydney Opera House

Puppetry meets circus arts in a show that's fun for the whole family.

projected imagery around a venue recreating a circus like environment.

Immersive performance review: Dream Circus, Luna Park

Luna Park's immersive experience is a great idea, but a $15 million dud for Sydney.

Two male circus performers, one leaning on a table, the other balancing on top of it.

Circus review: You & I, Airborne, Borderville Festival

A world premiere and a well-rehearsed work were among the circus delights on offer at the 2023 Borderville Festival.

Rouge. A troupe of preening, stretching scantily clad performers pose for the camera under red spotlights.

Circus review: ROUGE, Sydney Spiegeltent

Naughty and flamboyant circus.

Circa. Image is a group of barechested acrobats holding up another performer on a dark stage.

Performance review: Son and Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, Playhouse Theatre, QPAC

A Circa double bill featuring new work from First Nations-led ensemble Circa Cairns, and a family-friendly reimagining of Mozart and…

Circus. Image is two acrobats, one doing a one-handed handstand on a row of footlights and the other crouching and helping the first to balance.

Does Australian circus have a superpower?

From an innate spirit of innovation to kindness and community engagement, circus arts have a superpower all their own.

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