New show ‘From the Ground Up’ features power-packed aerialists, knockabout jugglers, live wire musicians, comedic antics
Circus Oz, the acclaimed national circus of Australia returns to Los Angeles for the first time since 1984 when the company performed at UCLA as part of the Summer Olympics festivities. Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present five Royce Hall performances of “From the Ground Up,” the newest work from this ingenious and highly theatrical cadre of multi-talented performers.
Evening shows run Thursday February 7-Saturday February 9 at 8 p.m. plus matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10. Tickets ($15-$65) are available now via cap.ucla.edu, Ticketmaster or at the UCLA Central Ticket Office.
The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that adults and children can enjoy together. Expect two hours of breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy and a spectacular live band. The Saturday matinee will include a post-show meet-and-greet/autograph signing session with the artists.
Circus Oz will share a free demonstration performance for nearly 2,000 elementary schoolchildren Friday February 8 in Royce Hall as part of CAP UCLA’s Design for Sharing K-12 arts-education program. Performers will also participate in campus workshops with UCLA students.
Artists are available for interviews in advance of the performance and press review tickets are available.
Circus Oz was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1978. The company has enjoyed three successful decades of international touring, as well as confirming its place in the hearts of generations of Australians. From New York to Hong Kong, Circus Oz has taken its self-crafted performances of wit, grace and spectacle to 26 countries across five continents, to critical acclaim.
CAP UCLA’s presentation of Circus Oz is supported in part by Susan and David Leveton with the Ann C. Rosenfield Fund and Quantas Airways.