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589 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Take BART to Downtown BART Station & short walk to Zellerbach Hall.
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28 ratings
4.6 average rating
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28 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

Cheeky, indeed! I loved the first card act, which they never did get right! And the laughing of the gal juggling the balls was so fabulous! Got me laughing right along with her. Very cute! And the gent climbing up the pole - how lithe he...continued

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23 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Lots of great fun! Very well done, engaging introduction and mesmerizing all the way through. Beautiful and artistically done gymnastic feats from pole dancing to high wire acts. Wacky costumes, great clown antics without being too childish. ...continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

We were very impressed by the skill and athletic ability of the performers and the comedy as well. They were actually funny, which isn't always the case with circuses. We loved the kangaroo and the cupid. Absolutely hysterical. Our seats were...continued

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Website

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Quotes & Highlights

Check out a video preview of Circus Oz’s antics.
“The madcap alternative circus … is as talented, funny and, yes, snarky (in the nicest possible way) as one could wish.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“raw, upbeat energy and lovely spirit” —Sunday Telegraph

Description

Circus Oz is an irreverent, beautiful, spectacular, larrikin (look it up, mate!) Australian circus credited with revitalizing a traditional theatrical art form in a uniquely Australian way. Circus Oz is a rock ‘n’ roll, animal-free circus that has influenced the development of circus arts around the world since its foundation in 1978. Circus Oz has toured to more than 100 cities in 26 countries, bringing its signature humor and authentic style to more than 3 million people. The ensemble’s origins and aesthetic are rooted in the Australian theater style of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which included the development of an Australian artistic voice, ensemble playing and group creation, heightened and exuberant physicality, an interest in contemporary trends, breaking down the barriers between spectator and performer, an exploration of comedy populism, overt political stands and a strong focus on the performer. These overarching principles have continued to inform the group’s work over the decades since its inception.

About the Ticket Supplier: Cal Performances

Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world’s greatest artists, both established and emerging. Located on the UC Berkeley campus, this prestigious performing arts presenter invites audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.