Making spirits soar with Circus Oz and Aurora at Mildura Arts Centre

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Circus Oz will flip, fly, swing and slide into Mildura when they perform at Mildura Arts Centre (MAC) this month as part of the renowned troupe’s national Aurora tour.

Directed by Circus Oz Artistic Facilitator Kate Fryer, Aurora offers a fun and action-packed performance suitable for the whole family.

Boasting a host of silly and loveable arctic characters performing spectacular acrobatic feats and hilarious physical comedy, the latest Circus Oz creation – Aurora – left Melbourne audiences gasping and laughing with delight when it premiered in Melbourne late last year.

Characters will include silly penguins ice-sliding and flying through the air and a polar bear (performer Tara Silcox) that sings, foot-juggles and climbs her way to impossible heights.

Mildura audiences will also watch in awe as Circus Oz performer Adam Malone head-balances precariously upside down on a Washington Trapeze, suspended over a vat of ‘toxic waste’.

The show will also feature breathtaking hula hoops, Chinese pole with a twist and absurd physical comedy, all set to original live music by the Circus Oz band.

Councillor for Arts and Culture Jason Modica said Aurora would be the fourth time Circus Oz has performed at MAC.

“I’m sure the many Sunraysia residents who attended 2018’s action-packed performance by Circus Oz at MAC will be lining up for more,” Cr Modica said.

“And for those who’ve heard about that performance, this is your chance to experience it firsthand.”

Circus Oz: Aurora

7pm, Saturday 21 March

Duration 70 mins (no interval)

Mildura Arts Centre

Tickets milduraartscentre.com.au

Information circusoz.com/aurora

Aurora artistic team – Kate Fryer (Artistic Facilitator/Director), Geoffrey Dunstan (Artistic Associate/Show Director), Jeremy Hopkins (Musical Director), Harriet Oxley (Costume Designer), Jennifer Hector (Lighting Designer), Rhian Hinkley (Projection Designer), Mark Cuthbertson (Set designer), and Tim Coldwell (Rigging Designer).

Aurora creative collaborating artists – Jeremy Hopkins (Musician), Selene Messinis (Musician), Adam Malone, Josie Wardrope, Jillibalu Riley, Zoe Mitchell, Matthew Brown, Sam Aldham, and Tara Silcock.

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