CIRCUS

Circus 1903

CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus brings together the very best traditional circus performers from all around the world. Acts will include – a cycle artist from Germany; juggling from France; rola bola from Russia; hand to hand acrobatics from the Ukraine; an high wire act from Mexico; and a knife thrower from Brazil

Cirque du Soleil arrives in Melbourne next month with KOOZA!

Cirque du Soleil will arrive in Melbourne next month with the new production, KOOZA. One of the most acrobatically breathtaking shows in the Cirque du Soleil stable, KOOZA is a colourful, sparkling homage to the traditions of circus and combines thrilling acrobatics with the art of clowning. KOOZA will open under the famous blue-and-yellow Big Top at Flemington Racecourse...

NICA’S HIGH OCTANE CIRCUS GRADUATES

  NICA: The Landscape Project An amorphous cloud of high - revving molecules, continually on the move, fusing ,unfusing climbing, jumping, bumping, entangling ,disentangling…                             They hone ‘em well at National Institute of Circus Arts Australia (NICA). The performers don’t wear the spangly , glittery costumes of yore, but they...

THE STATE OF PLAY

Let me break the news to those who haven’t awakened yet to the terrible reality of politics. There is no Left or Right anymore. There is just the craven lust for power and to keep the globalists happy in their bid to create a New World Order. By the way, this vision of an Utopian world may not include...

BOBBY DARIN AND THINGS (like a walk in the park)

Bobby Darin sacrificed himself to entertain us. Public adulation gave him life through one vein as much as it took from another. Once you’ve awakened that sleeping beast it can never be conquered – only lived with until that fateful day when your body becomes still from the exhaustion of hanging on too long. Bobby now sits at a table with...

Circus, the ultimate contemporary art?

Circus is an art form that has continued over the past decade to captivate audiences and grow in popularity. Having reached critical mass, a fixed feature in festivals around the world built upon a long and colorful history, those childhood memories under the big top most of us share, and more simply the way it responds to the here and now. In Melbourne...

Laughter and Tears

After the triumph that was The Flying Dutchman, a production that melded classic form with cutting edge technology. Victorian Opera is once again set to grace the stage at the legendary Palais Theatre. This time it's with an adaptation of Pagliacci, a performance that premiered 1892. In partnership with Circus Oz, this classic work has been re-imagined as Laughter...

Circus Oz TWENTYSIXTEEN

15th June to 10th July From its beginnings in 1978 in nearly 40 years the success of Circus Oz has elevated to great heights, having many sell-out seasons in all parts of Australia as well as international touring including performances in New York City, London and Jerusalem. Today their base is in the inner suburb of Collingwood Melbourne, a true Arts...

RAY’S LAST STAND

Ray Macky sat at a table for one. He was used to it by now. It wasn’t like the old days. In those days it had been tables for two, or four or twenty-four. He’d been wildly popular in his younger days. In those times he thought it’d been due to his personal charm but now looking back from...

OWN

I’ve never understood you But then again, I don’t understand me I got caught up in a tide That swept me out to sea All I ever wanted Was a place to call my own To find my way home But I always wake up here On my own. Words & Artwork (c) Frank Howson 2016