Australia’s national circus company, Circus Oz has announced exciting new artistic plans that will reposition the company within the new National Performing Arts Partnerships Framework announced at the Meeting of Cultural Ministers in October 2019.
In 2020, Circus Oz will introduce a new guest director program that will explore the artistic potential of the company and enable a range of artistic leaders to experiment with different forms and formats. Working with a new core group of full-time performers and other creative artists, the program will leverage the world-class facilities at the Circus Oz headquarters in Collingwood to expand the possibilities of contemporary circus. Led by Circus Oz Executive Director Penny Miles, this revived approach forms part of a renewed vision for the company that will examine, challenge and trial future artistic directions. “As a company that pioneered contemporary circus, this is a pivotal time for Circus Oz to consider what our place is now. Circus is a dynamic and evolving sector that looks very different today than it did 20, 10, or even five years ago,” said Miles. Miles explained that Circus Oz has recently reviewed and scrutinized their place in the Au...
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