Circus Oz, Australia's Irreverently Funny Contemporary Circus
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All offers for Circus Oz have expired.
The last date listed for Circus Oz was Friday February 6, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall:
- Full Price:
- $18.00 - $42.00
- Our Price:
- $9.00 - $21.00
Her parents named her "Star" ... and with a grandfather, uncles and a father all famous musicians, how could she be anything but? The star in question is Estrella Morente, who has since exceeded every prediction of success to become one of the greatest flamenco vocalists alive today. Celebrated for her fresh approach to flamenco and popular Spanish songs, Morente has a supple and evocative voice, summoning heart-broken regret and boundless joy with equal ease (and often within the same song). So stirring is her voice, that director Pedro Almodóvar included it on the soundtrack to his Oscar-nominated film, Volver. Experience her intense rhythms and moody melodies -- and the accompaniment of a dazzling flamenco guitarist -- when Morente performs live at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Salsaboy
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Fun -- like a stripped down Cirque du Soleil. Too much emphasis on slapstick, however -- particularly in the second act. Some of the acrobatics were impressive, and had the focus been more on those stunts, I would have enjoyed it considerably more. Finally, I was surprised at how short the performance was. The first act clocked in at barely forty minutes. The second act was probably the same -- with a long intermission -- but the second act had barely any stunts.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Refreshingly progressive...and gleefully Australian...a show as inventively funny as it is physically impressive," --<em>San Francisco Chronicle </em>
Circus Oz was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1978. The company's 30th birthday year marks three successful decades of international touring, as well as confirming its place in the hearts of generations of Australians. From New York to Hong Kong, Circus Oz has taken its self-crafted performances of wit, grace and spectacle to 26 countries across five continents, to critical acclaim. The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that adults and children can enjoy together. Expect two hours of breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy and a spectacular live band.
Circus Oz has a strong belief in tolerance, diversity and human kindness. For many years the company has engaged in issues associated with social justice and a good time for all, including work each year with many charities, indigenous communities and the raising of over $243,000 in donations to support refugees and asylum seekers.
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