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TWENTYSIXTEEN is the fabulous new show from Circus Oz - created in 2016, touring through 2016, this is a show from now, for now. TWENTYSIXTEEN is a refreshing cocktail of new and old, innovation and tradition. Two hours of high-voltage acrobatics and explosive aerial antics all accompanied by the sensational Circus Oz band. TWENTYSIXTEEN is classic Circus Oz: absurd Australian larrikins pushing the boundaries of possibility and defying the laws of physics.

A show of scale, the ensemble fills the theatre, reaching out to audiences and dazzling with spectacular group acts that are interspersed with intimate solo and duo skills. Built upon the traditional circus skills, these acts are subverted with a unique Australian voice.

At the heart of the show is the diverse, multi-skilled mix of dare-devil acrobats and acrobatically musical performers. During the show the individual members combine in dynamic large group acts: eight acrobats soaring through the air off a custom designed flying trapeze; or nine performers on a single bike; or ten scaling the height of two Chinese poles; or the entire stage filled with flying juggling clubs combined with fast and furious knockabout. The audience is close to overwhelmed with the visual and aural spectacular.

And then, a single acrobat ascends to the full height of the venue, suspended by just one foot off a trapeze, counter-weighted by the off-stage rigger and accompanied by a lone trumpeter.  One individual’s incredible skill transfixes the audience on a single point on-stage.

With an equal number of men and women in the ensemble, our female performers are role models of all that women are capable of - incredible strength and stamina, extraordinary grace, rebellious spirit, trailblazing leadership.


Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Circus Oz
Warnings: May feature smoke machines and strobe lighting


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