Articles on ‘Circus’

When One Door Closes

Circa and La Boite present When One Door Closes. Image by Dylan Evans.

What happens when you mash-up extreme acrobatic theatre with the three great heroines of twentieth century drama: Miss Julie, Hedda Gabler and Nora? In the progressive endeavour to challenge the boundaries of ‘what is theatre,’ La Boite opens its 2016 season with a daring collaboration with contemporary circus ensemble Circa, When One Door Closes. This… Read more.


Scotch and Soda: Adelaide Fringe

Scotch And Soda

This show is one of the top class circus / music shows getting around. And as I said last time I saw (and reviewed) one – there are so many now that given the in fashion genre, one has to be excellent to stand out in the crowd. Scotch and Soda is excellent. Amazing circus… Read more.


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.


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