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The Long Pigs

The Long Pigs. Photo by Ponch Hawkes

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns. If you’ve never been scared of clowns and their silly red noses, you will be by the end of The Long Pigs. Rejected and broken by their own kind, the three long pigs (from the Melanesian Pidgin for “human flesh”) are so bitterly dark and absurdly…

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Empire returns to Melbourne

Oscar

ANOTHER circus show in a Speigeltent… Surely we’ve seen it all? Hell, no! Empire captures everything that makes the intimacy of these mirrored tents so special and combines it with acts so originally dazzling, jaw-dropping dangerous and blush-inducing hilarious that it re-ignights the most jaded love for circus and burlesque. Empire originated in…

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Circus Oz set for big top season in Sydney

Circus Oz set for big top season in Sydney

Circus Oz is heading back into the Circus Oz Big Top at Sydney’s Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour with their latest critically acclaimed show, Cranked Up, from 1 – 27 January 2014.  Cranked Up is a tight and road-hardened production. Inspired by a construction site, it’s allowed to play hilariously…

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Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour

The King of Pop’s legend lives on. Whether you loved him or loathed him, there is little doubt that Michael Jackson was a genius of rare calibre who shaped not only the music industry but the entire world for most of his short life. Even in death he will continue…

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Melbourne Fringe: Cirque du Bloke

Circus at the Fringe Hub

Take two Ocker mates, real manly men, and have them out in the bush doing circus tricks, sometimes involving beer. That’s the setup for Three High Acrobatics’ Cirque du Bloke, where Bazza and Gazza – kitted out in blue singlets and flannies – have the Aussie answer to that poncy, European style of…

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Circa: Wunderkamer

Wunderkammer, Circa

Circa take circus to a whole new level as they open a curiosity cabinet of physical mastery that is irreverent, sexy, turbulent, breathtaking and at times laugh out loud funny. There is always a sense of awe at this level of tumbling and turning from the less agile, but Circa…

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Fright or Flight

Fright or Flight

Our pupils dilate  Our awareness intensifies  Our sight sharpens  Our impulses quicken  Our perception of pain diminishes  We become prepared – physically and psychologically for… Fright or Flight Winner of the Best Circus and Physical Theatre at the Adelaide Fringe Festival this year, Fright or Flight was an eclectic mix…

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Cavalia: if you love horses …

Cavalia

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the 100th Australian show and the Melbourne opening night of Cavalia. Created by Cirque De Soleil’s Normand Latourelle, Cavalia comes from the Spanish and French words for horse: caballo and cheval. It’s a spectacular circus with horses that features acrobatics, aerialists, lasso work…

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Salon

Salon

In a magnificent re-birthing of the cabaret, Director/choreographer Timothy Brown shakes the dust from the moth-eaten nineteenth century salon scene and hurls it far into the future creating a sensual blend of a debauched rock and roll vaudeville and the Fifth Element’s Fhlotsin Palace. Inspired by real life Italian heiress…

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