Articles on ‘Circus’
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.
ABSINTHE Tour Le Monde is the lateste production to rock the Spiegeltent. Now showing in Brisbane in the King George Square, Aussie Theatre reporter, Bobbi-Lea caught up with a few of the acts just prior to opening. From the creators of EMPIRE, ABSINTHE is an adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville for a modern… Read more.
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.
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.
Burlesque dancer Angie Sylvia plays with fire. Literally. Her Fire Burlesque act involves naked flames, and if you sit in the front row of the Spiegeltent during her performance in Absinthe, you will feel the heat. You might even feel puffs of air as she pops balloons in the Balloon Strip act she learned from… Read more.
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.
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.
Hey There Hoopla, the circus is in town. However, don’t expect a big tent, animals, and clowns with big feet, but a more grown up version that is sophisticated and sexy. Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque is opening the Australian premiere tonight at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC, after a three year world… Read more.
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.
A jubilant gala of African culture, Cirque Mother Africa really does live up to its claim ‘Circus of the Senses’. Tanzanian director Winston Ruddle has brought together musicians and artists from nine different African nations to offer a spectacular variety show fusing traditional music, singing, dance, and circus acts, Cirque Mother Africa is a high… Read more.