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Sidesault at The Melba

Circus Oz presents Sidesault at The Melba | 11-21 Oct

Featuring two action-packed weeks of thrilling circus works from six national and international companies, Sidesault at The Melba is a festival of experimental circus presented by Circus Oz.

Now in it’s second year, this incredible festival held at The Melba Spiegeltent will challenge and push the boundaries of contemporary circus.

From feisty and fearless femmes to breathtaking skills performed with relentless energy from Australia’s best jugglers (and much, much more), Sidesault at The Melba truly has something for everyone. Each one-hour performance is distinct, unconventional and sure to have you on the edge of your seat.

Plus you can enjoy a drink between shows at The Sawtooth Bar.

Purchase a Festival Pass (all 6 events) and save $10.35 per ticket!*
Purchase three shows or more and save $7 per ticket!**
Single tickets $27 + booking fee.

*Discount applied automatically in cart when you add 6 events
**Discount applied automatically in cart when you add 3 or more events



Sidesault is about taking risks, leaping off the edge and creating a hub for innovation. Whether it is opening up circus as a form of expression for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, or bringing an eclectic group of small companies together to make new work, our Sidesault Program is supporting and inspiring a new generation of circus artists and new circus works which extend the boundaries of what circus can do, and building the Circus Oz home base as an international hub for innovation and development in the circus arts.

Sidesault at The Melba

Oct 11 - Oct 14
My Sight - Their Sight
The Melba Spiegeltent

My Sight - Their Sight challenges three highly trained artists to perform with and without their vision, exploring how the human body can move and interact whe...

Oct 11 - Oct 14
Laser Kiwi
The Melba Spiegeltent

Wonderfully bizarre and undoubtedly hilarious, Laser Kiwi combines high-calibre circus with unforgettable physical comedy.

Oct 11 - Oct 14
BOSS Squad
The Melba Spiegeltent

Five fearless females are smashing stereotypes while smashing out tricks in BOSS Squad.

Oct 18 - Oct 21
Jugg Life
The Melba Spiegeltent

Jugg Life is an explosive fusion of dynamic live percussion and relentless energy, showcasing the breathtaking skills of two of Australia’s best jugglers.

Oct 18 - Oct 21
Hell Is Other People
The Melba Spiegeltent

Working titles that didn’t stick: Live after love. Eat your heart out. You just need time. Sex sells. It’s not you. Campsite Rules.

Oct 18 - Oct 21
Feed the Horse
The Melba Spiegeltent

Feed the Horse combines the surreal and visceral nature of circus with other artforms to create an immersive, deliberately confronting experience that will sho...

Sidesault at The Melba is generously supported by the City of Yarra

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