Birrarung Marr

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 3:45pm

Seamlessly blending the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour.


The troupe’s trademark theatricality and effervescent choreography will also be on show for a performance unfolding within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspective, scale and concepts of normality.

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 4:37pm

The Night Noodle Markets are back this month for another huge season of live music, installation art and of course, fantastic Asian cuisine.


The huge outdoor food festival is celebrating the return of many crowd favourites, including Wonderbao, Hoy Pinoy Bbq, Mr. Miyagi, Bao stop and over 30 other exotic food stalls from around the world.
It wouldn't be a true...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 2:16pm

From an adult’s perspective, kids’ entertainment can be so twee that it makes you want to stick knitting needles in your eyes. On the other hand, quality kids’ theatre will engage an audience irrespective of age. Polyglot, which was commissioned to create a work specifically for Melbourne Fringe, falls into the latter camp.


Now over 30 years old, Polyglot has evolved from a...

Posted 15 Apr 2016 @ 4:40pm

To celebrate the seventh World Circus Day on Saturday April 16, Circus Oz and the City of Melbourne came together on Thursday to bring everything circus to the great outdoors.


The famed Circus Oz ensemble showcased a series of breathtaking acrobatics, flips and spins on the grasses of Birrarung Marr to live music against the backdrop of the splendid Melbourne city skyline....

Posted 12 Jun 2013 @ 10:19am

My earliest memories of the circus are not of elephants or horses, or too many clowns in a undersized car. There was no sawdust, no three rings, there was no Barnum, no Bailey, no Ringling Brothers; it was not like the circus from the movies that folks run off to. There was nothing American about it at all. One of my brothers, my father and I all have our birthdays within the same week, and...

Posted 7 Dec 2011 @ 10:28am

If a friend phoned you up mid-week and said, “Hey do you want to go listen to a DJ in the open air, surrounded by giant luminescent water tanks down by a river on Saturday?” 95% of you fine upstanding citizens would reply, ‘No I don’t you dirty hippy, how in Zeus’ name did you get my number?’ Let’s be honest, that description makes it sound like some two-bit psytrance doof in a forest filthier...

Posted 8 Nov 2011 @ 9:55am

Now this is a novel idea – how does an afternoon spent in the warm sunshine of December in Melbourne, lolling about in the grass with a radio blasting nothing but heavy-hitting tunes from the likes of Heavy Innit, Too Much, Chant Down Sound and The Operatives sound? 


Yeah, we thought it was brilliant, too. Hijacking the upper terraces of Birrarung Marr for their first annual...

Posted 18 Mar 2011 @ 11:53am
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