Monday, July 16, 2012

Circus Oz

We went out with some friends on a Wednesday night to check out Circus Oz, a touring circus with no animals and live music. The Big Top is set up in a park near Federation Square in Melbourne for a few weeks. It was unlike any circus I've seen before, though I imagine it's a bit like Cirque du Soleil (on a much smaller scale). It was quite artistic, with funky costumes and an urban-type set. The music was great, and some of the acts were really impressive (trapeze, tightrope, tumbling, etc.). There was a political/social justice message woven throughout the show, which seemed a bit out of place, but it was okay. Overall, I'd recommend the show for a cultural and entertaining night out, but I was glad we didn't pay any extra to sit closer, because every seat was just fine in the small arena. P.S. Not to make you jealous, but while you're reading this, we are (probably) currently riding elephants through the jungles of Thailand!

Emily and I during the intermission.

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