Circus Oz's new show takes on a construction theme.
Picture: Nicole Cleary Herald Sun
June 21, 2012
Melbourne, Australia---THEY'VE performed for more than three million people all over the world.
Now Circus Oz is back under the Big Top in hometown Melbourne for tonight's premiere of its all-new show From The Ground Up.
It will be a big moment for new recruit and indigenous dancer Ghenoa Gela, who is making her Circus Oz debut in the starring role of emcee.
General manager Linda Mickleborough said it was good to be back on home turf after an extensive international tour.
"We've seen a lot of the world since we were here last and it's always lovely to open in our home town with a new show," she said. "Our Melbourne audiences are wonderful."
The show's "construction theme" is a celebration of the company's new $15 million home, which is about to be built in Collingwood.
It includes the flying trapeze, tumbling, baton twirling, teeterboarding, juggling and clowning, all set to live music.
Following a four-week run at Birrarung Marr, Circus Oz will tour regional Victoria and New South Wales before a five-week season in New York.
The eccentric and celebrated ensemble, now in its 34th year, has performed to more than 3.2 million people in 26 countries on five continents.
"One of the great joys of working with Circus Oz is making a show that is distinctly Australian and taking it all around Australia and the world," Mickleborough said.
"We have a combination of meeting new audiences by going to new places and having a loyal following in places that we're returning to."
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