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A Roaming Circus Performance Will Fill CBD Laneways, Shops and Balconies This Summer

This roaming circus is a "love letter to Melbourne", aiming to revitalise the city's streets and reacquaint guests with their beloved CBD.
By Sarah Templeton
November 25, 2021
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By Sarah Templeton
November 25, 2021
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If you've always dreamed of running away to join the circus, then this might be as close as you're ever going to get. Incredible acrobatics and daring displays are set to fill Melbourne's streets this January, taking over the city's iconic laneways, shopfronts and balconies.

A circus show is normally confined to Big Top tents, but the city itself will be the stage this summer in Circus Oz's brand new show Everything But The Circus. Dubbed "a love letter to Melbourne", the newly-announced show promises a mix of gravity-defying acrobatics, live music, flash mobs, tight-wires and aerial stunts.

Rather than sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in a cramped tent, audiences will meet at one of six secret locations and walk together to take in the various acts, before converging on one spot for what promises to be a "spectacular" finale.

Anne Moffat

"We're not telling people where we are going, but we will guide them through a rediscovery of their city. This is a show without barriers, a performance without fear and an experience not to be missed," Executive Producer Brian Robertson said in a media statement.

The razzle-dazzle is sure to draw Melburnians back into the city after a couple of long years of lengthy lockdowns, reminding us of everything the CBD has to offer.

'Everything But The Circus' runs in Melbourne from Friday, January 14 until Saturday, January 29, with tickets going on sale Wednesday, December 8. For more information and to buy tickets, head to Circus OZ's official website.

Top image: Anne Moffat

Published on November 25, 2021 by Sarah Templeton

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