One of Australia’s best-loved all human circuses, Circus Oz, will burst on to The Art House stage in their new show, Model Citizens, for three performances on May 19-20.
In an incredible show, the first of its type on The Art House stage, The Circus Oz acrobats take audiences on a journey of breathtaking stunts, music, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour. To the beat of a sensational live music soundtrack, the show takes place within a cleverly designed modelkit world that challenges perspective, scale and concepts of normality. Over-sized, everyday objects are used as unexpected circus equipment that create an intriguing new playground for the allhuman ensemble.
Acrobats will back-flip off a giant vertical clothes peg, become tangled in an oversized cotton reel, unzip giant zippers, balance on a house of oversized collapsing cards and fl y high in an enormous pair of aerial undies. Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens will present stunning group acrobatics with a twist: breathtaking contortion, quirky ball juggling, diving through giant scissors, hard-core hula-hoops and pyjama escapism.
Model Citizens is a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble, which audaciously unpacks the myths of modern Australia and explores what it really means to be a model citizen in the ‘lucky’ country today. Circus Oz comes to The Art House as part of the performing arts’ centre’s fi rst birthday celebrations. To get the party started before every show, the foyer will be filled with all the fun of the circus, from acrobats to local performing arts’ school Lee Academy, to fairy floss, decorations and more.
Source: Media release, May 3 Emily Carryer, The Art House