Wunderage is Rob Tannion’s last show with Cirque Oz before he heads over to work with Cirque du Soleil. It looks like to be an interesting blend of nostalgia and experimentalism (at least with site specific space and audience movement.)
Circus Oz shows always include a range of daring physical feats executed by a troupe of multi-faceted performers unafraid to push themselves to the limit.
Wunderage – a collaboration with Brisbane independent circus operators, Company 2 – is no different. However, this time the audience can get involved in a very real way.
Taking place at Meat Market, North Melbourne from Thursday June 20 to Sunday June 30, Circus Oz have done away with seating in order to bring the audience into the action. It’s the final show for Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, before he moves on to Cirque du Soleil. Tannion details the layout and organisation of the interactive setup.
“The Meat Market’s in two halves, probably about 30 minutes long each side. So, we’re using the entire cobble stone half of the space and we’ve taken out all the staging and everything on the theatre end of it,” Tannion says. “There’s four tight wires in the show – one at one metre, two at two metres and a four-and-a-half metre high one – and then some other apparatus platforms around the space.”
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