Circus Oz - Model Citizens
Circus Oz explodes back on stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show Model Citizens, the first creation for the company by Artistic Director Rob Tannion
Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour.
Stunningly lit and driven by a sensational live music soundtrack, Model Citizens unfolds within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspective, scale and concepts of normality.
In Model Citizens over-sized, everyday objects are used as unexpected circus equipment that create an intriguing new playground for the all-human ensemble. Acrobats will back-flip off a giant vertical clothes peg, become tangled in an oversized cotton reel, balance on a house of oversized collapsing cards and fly high in an enormous pair of aerial undies!
Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens presents stunning group acrobatics with a twist. Model Citizens is a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble, which explores what it really means to be a model citizen in today’s ‘model kit’ society.
Circus Oz is running a series of free Circus Skills Workshops in Tamworth on 8 & 9 August that were made available to schools, performance groups and interested individuals. These proved to be very popular and are now fully booked. Two Circus Oz trainers will be conducting the sessions which will include juggling, devil sticks, diabolo, plate spinning, hula hooping, physical movement, circus and theatre games, acro-balance and tumbling – and an insight into what life is all about as a touring performer. Peter Ross, Manager Entertainment Venues stated “Community engagement through schools and performance groups is an area that enables so many to experience the physicality involved with this style of performance – Circus Oz do this extremely well and we welcome their team with open arms. Sharing this knowledge prior to their touring production, Model Citizens, arriving here on 1 September will enable a greater understanding of the skill and dedication required of each performer.”
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