Circus Oz, Australia's Irreverently Funny Contemporary Circus
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The last date listed for Circus Oz was Friday February 6, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Called "the most forward-looking American ballet company on the continent" (Contra Costa Times), San Francisco Ballet rarely disappoints in its selection and performance of innovative, genre-defining works. For this exciting triple bill, SF Ballet presents the world premiere of Hummingbird by Liam Scarlett, a contemporary ballet wunderkind who, at only 26, was recently appointed artist-in-residence at The Royal Ballet. The program also includes the return of Helgi Tomasson's masterful The Fifth Season and Serge Lifar's elegant Suite en Blanc, a brilliant showcase of French neoclassicism featuring "a parade of stunning individual and Hollywood-big corps performances" (San Jose Mercury News). 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,” —_San Francisco Chronicle _
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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