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Circus Oz - Precarious

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Non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for all ages

Circus Oz tumbles into Melbourne with a brand new show these winter school holidays.

In their 40th year, the Circus Oz Big Top will be nestled within the trees in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and present Precarious, a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages.

Inspired by the surrounds of The Gardens, Circus Oz explores what happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care. In this thrilling new show, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be upended, creating chaos on a human and global scale.

Innovative circus acts are unearthed as the ensemble pushes beyond acrobatics to create an exciting three-dimensional world that examines the fragility that exists between humanity and nature. In this precious ecosystem, it only takes one thing to go wrong before the natural balance is lost.

Precarious unfolds through an ingenuous maze of phenomenal acrobatics, spectacular aerials, live music and physical comedy. The unique skills and talents of the Circus Oz ensemble include extraordinary foot juggling, jaw-dropping aerial rope and tippy ring, mesmerising roué cyr, Chinese pole, and hula hoop, all hilariously woven with original music from the Circus Oz live band.

Precarious takes us on a journey into the mayhem that is the ministry of nature, an absurd lo fi bureaucracy.

It is a must-see, family-friendly show these school holidays.


Precarious plays under The Big Top at Southern Cross Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria from Friday 29 June to Sunday 15th July 2018.

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek and priced from $35.

This is a strictly limited season - secure your tickets today at Ticketek online or at your nearest Ticketek agency.

For more information on Circus Oz, the show and what to expect, please visit www.circusoz.com, www.facebook.com/circusoz and www.instagram.com/circusoz and twitter.com/circusoz


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When: 29 June - 15 July
Where: Under the Big Top, Southern Cross Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
Cost: $35 - $60
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