Articles on ‘Circus’

Cirque Adrenaline

Cirque Adrenaline. Photo supplied.

Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, producers of smash hit extravaganzas such as The Illusionists and Le Noir are back in town bringing with them highly-skilled performers from over thirty countries to present the ‘high-energy’, ‘high-octane’ Cirque Adrenaline to Australian audiences. And adrenaline is a good place to start, stopping along the way at ‘nerves-of-steel’ and… Read more.


Circa and Brandenburg Orchestra: Music takes flight

Circa performers in French Baroque with Circa, a show that brings together Circa Contemporary Circus, French soprano Claire Lefilliâtre and the Australian Brandenberg Orchestra. Photograph by Steven Godbee.

It seems at first like an improbable idea, combining circus with the courtly music of the Baroque era. Sure, circuses have music … but it’s not usually elegant Baroque music played on period instruments. And yet Circa and French Baroque—in Sydney and Melbourne during July and August—is indeed a collaboration between circus company Circa and… Read more.


Spiegelworld Tour: Absinthe

Sparkly. Dirty-sexy. Performing fast-paced, high-risk goings-on that fill the lush red-velvet tent. And that’s just the filthy two-person team who host this cabaret/circus/vaudeville show. In the intimate space of the spiegeltent, Master of Ceremonies The Gazillionaire is an energetically unsavoury presence. With flashing gold tooth, lank greasy hair, brocade jacket and too-short trousers, he tells us… Read more.


Spiegelworld Tour: Absinthe

The Gazillionaire. Photograph by Mark Turner.

Sparkly. Dirty-sexy. Performing fast-paced, high-risk goings-on that fill the lush red-velvet tent. And that’s just the filthy two-person team who host Spiegelworld’s new cabaret/circus/vaudeville show. In the intimate space of the spiegeltent, Master of Ceremonies The Gazillionaire is an energetically unsavoury presence. With flashing gold tooth, lank greasy hair, brocade jacket and too-short trousers, he tells… Read more.



Artists called to join the Powerhouse in Wonderland

This December, the outdoor Powerhouse Plaza at the Brisbane Powerhouse will be transformed into a night-time playground for a brand new festival – Wonderland. An explosive carnival of alternative comedy, cabaret, circus and music, Wonderland will run from Friday 5 to Sunday 14 December 2014 and a callout for additional artist submissions has just been… Read more.


Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque

World Class Circus Up Close and Personal. What is it about the circus that is so universally loved? Is it the nostalgia of childhood, the visual smorgasbord of acts that keeps us engaged, or the range of emotions one gets to experience, including joy and pathos from the clowning segments, awe and amazement from acts… Read more.


Circus Oz Photo Feature

Circus Oz. Image by Belinda Strodder

The gang at Circus Oz are back in Melbourne, under the heated big top at Birrarung Marr and Belinda Strodder stopped by to take these incredible images for our AussieTheatre readers – you know, to get you in the circus mood! AussieTheatre’s Senior Melbourne reviewer Anne-Marie Peard had this to say about their current production:… Read more.


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