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Monday, February 11, 2013

Coming Up: Circus Oz

 The latest show for Australia's Circus Oz is Ground Up (construction theme). Enjoy original music from a five piece band, and

About Circus Oz: "Circus Oz was formed in 1978 when two smaller independent circuses, Soapbox Circus and the New Circus, merged. Circus Oz debuted that same year at the Adelaide Festival.  By 1980, Circus Oz had begun to tour internationally. The first tour traveled to Papua New Guinea, Holland, Belgium, London, Norwich, Bath, and Chichester. During the mid-1980s, Circus Oz trained with China’s Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe, building their repertoire and adding acrobatic skills, such as pole-climbing and hoop-diving, to the circus. Circus Oz has performed across five continents and in more than 26 countries, including spots as diverse as New York City, a refugee camp on the West Bank, indigenous communities in the Australian desert, and a glass opera house in the Brazilian rainforest. Performances have been translated into dozens of languages.  Circus Oz has represented Australia at many international festivals and broke box office records at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The troupe’s philosophy of gender equality, collaboration, social justice and a good time for all remains true

When: February 15-17
Where: Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Tickets: range from $22-76. The Saturday, February 16 matinee at 2 is a Family Fare event. Tickets for those age 16 and under are 50% off single-ticket prices. Get tickets online or call (510) 642-9988 or at the door. UC Alumni Association members get a $5 discount.

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