Venue Details

Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 29 members
Review from Joi
Red Velvet 60 events 40 reviews

Great fun! Visually stimulating, exciting acts.

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joi
Red Velvet 60 events 40 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Yoko Olsgaard
Red Velvet 25 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 15 2013 report as inappropriate
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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.

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