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Spiegelworld Tour: Absinthe

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…

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Artists called to join the Powerhouse in Wonderland

Wonderland at the Brisbane Powerhouse

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…

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Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque

Le Noir - The Dark Side of Cirque [image supplied]

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,…

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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…

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Cirque Mother Africa: QPAC

Cirque Mother Africa
[Image Supplied]

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…

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Beyond: Circa

Bridie Hooper, Billie Wilson-Coffey, and Rudi Mineur in Beyond - Circa
[image: Andy Phillips]

Cheeky, awe-inspiring, and just plain fun, Circa goes Beyond in their new production, which premiered at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 2 May. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Charles Darwin, Beyond is a surreal circus where the performers more animalistic urges are explored. This theme ran through the show, with…

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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


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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