Cirque du Soleil & Circus Oz

Cirque du Soleil (© TBWABusted)

Dheera Sujan goes to the circus, not to the sort that has performing animals and smells of sawdust. Instead it is the sort in which people create the wonder and magic. Cirque du Soleil is the hugely successful Canadian-based outfit, with four different groups, two of them touring Europe and Asia. Dheera spoke with the company’s artistic director Chantal Trembley. 

Circus Oz is an altogether different outfit: small, about a dozen people who do everything from performing, playing in the band and putting up the Big Top, but the goal is the same: creating magic and having fun. Guest speakers are performer Tim Caldwell and artistic director Robyn Laurie. 

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: May 25, 1997