Circus Oz Collaborates with the Best Rock Band in the World
Artistic Director Rob Tannion is creating an original circus rock opera with Berlin's Prince and Princess of art rock and Europop, Otto & Astrid from the band Die Roten Punkte, featuring the evocative physicality of Circus Oz acrobats.
Following a period of creative development, this December Circus Oz and Salvador Dinosaur will present a sneak peek preview season of The Strange and Spektakulär Lives of Otto & Astrid at the Meat Market in North Melbourne.
A wholly original rock opera, The Strange and Spektakulär Lives of Otto & Astrid traces the fantastical backstory of squabbling siblings and their turbulent rise to become the (self-proclaimed) best rock band in the world.
Amidst the rocking live music of Otto & Astrid, acrobats Matt Wilson, Kyle Raftery and April Dawson will join the dysfunctional duo to create a combination of characters, including bakers, a train driver, a golden angel, a tyrannical aunt and uncle, a tap dancing dog and bohemian revellers on the streets of Berlin.
The Strange and Spektakulär Lives of Otto & Astrid brings together a dynamic combination of expertise in physical comedy, original music, circus and ensemble performance all framed within Tannion's striking visual theatrical style.
Sneak peek preview season The Strange and Spektaculär Lives of Otto & Astrid
Dates 6 - 9 December 2017
Venue Meat Market
Location 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Tickets $30 - $35 + booking fee
Recommended 15 years +
Credited with revitalising a traditional artform in a uniquely Australian way, Circus Oz is a rock 'n' roll, circus with 100% human animals that has influenced the development of circus arts around the world since its foundation in 1978. Circus Oz undertook its first and critically praised international tour in 1980 and has continued touring to over 100 cities and regions in 28 countries - playing to over 4 million people.