After three years as Artistic Director and co-CEO of Circus Oz, Rob Tannion has moved on to a new role with Canadian circus juggernaut, Cirque du Soleil. Speaking with ArtsHub in late June, as he was preparing to depart from Circus Oz’s Collingwood headquarters, Tannion said he was extremely satisfied with what he had achieved during his time with the company.
‘I was brought in to shake up the snow globe,’ he said, borrowing a metaphor from a colleague. ‘It’s something someone said to me the other day … and I think it’s a really eloquent way of talking about instigating change at the company.
‘I feel like I’ve achieved quite a significant amount of change in the past three years. It just feels like it’s the right time to move on and for the incoming Artistic Director or artistic team – whatever model they chose to go with – to come in and reconsolidate, let the snowflakes settle a little bit and go forward to the future,’ Tannion said…
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