Circus Oz is the Winner of 'Tour of the Year' announced at the 2018 Drover Awards on Thursday 6 September at the closing celebration of the 32nd annual PAC Australia conference, Making Space.
PAC Australia's Drover Awards recognise excellence in the field of regional touring; recognising both the massive operational commitment required, and the artistic determination to ensure that regional audiences have the opportunity to experience an extraordinary calibre of work.
Model Citizens is the first production from Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion. Model Citizens blends the risk and beauty of breath-taking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz's distinct brand of Australian humour. Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens explores what it really means to be a model citizen in today's 'model kit' society.
The production was supported by excellent marketing materials, seamless pre-planning with venues, and willingness to connect with the local community through workshops held prior to performances.
Other finalists were:
Oddysea – Sensorium Theatre & Performing Lines WA
Coranderrk – ILBIJERRI Theatre Company & Regional Arts Victoria
Dracula – shake & stir theatre co and arTour
Mr Stink – CDP Theatre Producers
PAC Australia congratulates the following winners of the 2018 Drover Awards.