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Disaster. Image is of ‘Le Freak’ at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2023, with a backdrop of flames behind a devilish figure with horns and one arm raised.

Performance reviews: Myth, Propaganda and Disaster and the Heirs of America, and Le Freak, Melbourne Fringe Festival

A successful, spine-tingling sequel and good hour of circus entertainment.

Australian Circus Summit. Image is of a dark stage with some spot lighting and a band along the back wall. Centre stage is a man standing with four others running around him and one other person flat out and held aloft.
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The Moving State of Circus: opening keynote from the Australian Circus Summit

The keynote speech by Darcy Grant, Artistic Director of Gravity and Other Myths, presented last week at NICA’s Australian Circus…

End of the road for Critical Stages Touring. Image shows an end of road sign.

Breaking news: Critical Stages goes into liquidation

The Board of Critical Stages Touring has placed the company into liquidation, with the company ceasing to trade and staff…

Australian Performing Arts Forum. A panel of five woman sit and address an audience. One with grey hair has a microphone.

Australian Performing Arts Forum 2023: an overview and summary

An overview of the recent Australian Performing Arts Forum 2023, held in Meanjin/Brisbane.

Mr. III三III. Image is three men with juggling pins. One is seated in front of a drum kit.

Circus review: Mr.  III三III (Mr Three), NICA, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Office workers trying to break away from corporate, capitalist routines.


Performance review: The Blood Vote, Gasworks Arts Park

Fusing opera and circus, The Blood Vote by composer Jenny Game and librettist Caitlin Vincent sees Australian suffragist Vida Goldstein…

WOW. Image is of a group of people all wearing extreme, colourful and wildly inventive costumes.

World of WearableArt goes beyond imagination

2023 World of WearableArt: BEYOND was an exploration into a boundless realm where artistry, innovation and imagination intertwined.

Melbourne Fringe. Two women with bustieres and frill collars, plus high ponytails face the camera.

Performance Reviews: HIGH PONY, LOOPS, Black Widow, Melbourne Fringe Festival

Four Melbourne Fringe Festival works show the range on offer, from comedy to circus, cabaret and street tours.

Circus. Image is a man hanging upside down from a rope against a black background.

National summit aims to strengthen Australian circus sector

Next week 200 delegates will attend the Australian Circus Summit at NICA, which will also be the venue for a…

Tender. A tangle of naked bodies on a steel cube against a black background.

Performance review: Tender, the Vault, Sydney Fringe Festival

This circus cabaret hybrid explores a disassembling of gender constructs in its fluid meld of bodies.

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