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Comedy review: Circus Oz: Smash It! Arts Centre Melbourne, MICF 2024

This new Circus Oz production is as lively as ever, but a pared down version of previous shows.

Time Machine. STREB EXTREME ACTION. A group of red lycra clad performers cling to a huge half circle metal wheel in a display of dexterity and strength.
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Performance Review: Time Machine, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide Festival

A high-energy display of action and acrobatics. 

A series of acrobats perform handstands, two-highs and three-highs by the edge of a body of water, in which their reflections are visible.
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More companies celebrate significant anniversaries in 2024

Brisbane's Circa and Sydney's Legs on the Wall are among the companies celebrating significant anniversaries this year.

Australian circus: four circus performers on stage. Two of them are positioned underneath one who is flying through the air, and one is ready to catch the leaping performer.
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International views on Australian circus

This year’s Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) turns the spotlight on circus and physical theatre, and there is at least…

A young female circus performer flies through the air, suspended by her feet from a rope. She has a long plait which accentuates her movement as it too swings through the air.
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Flying Fruit Fly Circus announces NexGen partnership with Cirque du Soleil

Australia's national youth circus and the Canadian entertainment juggernaut are partnering to uncover and develop new circus talents.

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Performance review: Briefs – Dirty Laundry, Sydney Mardi Gras

A Mardi Gras headline act, this queer acrobatic troupe returns for more mischief.

Three young circus performers wearing clean white clothing perform acts on a stack of milk crates. One is holding the crates while another is performing the human flag, and a third is climbing on top of the tower. In the background is a wall of crates in black, green, red and blue, with the back wall covered with newspapers.
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Daring and intergenerational circus acts on the festival circuit

Circus shows from performers ranging from youths to sexagenarians are heading for MICF and Adelaide.

A fire destroys a new circus venuee.
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Circus venue devastated by fire

Barely a year after opening, Brisbane's newest circus venue has been rendered completely out of order.

Appeasing Nergal. Three performers attempting to balance wine glasses in front of a sofa against a black backdrop.
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Performance review: Appeasing Nergal, FRINGE WORLD, WA

Three circus performers try to entertain themselves during lockdown.

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

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

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