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I wasn’t quite sure where to put this quote.  It is my favourite quote told to me by Jimbo, the Circus Oz tent boss.  I think it sums up circus beautifully.

“Celebrating the art of doing something perfectly useless perfectly.”

— Anon.

“Deft accordionist Svetlana Bunic emerges from the bandstand to play toreador (and toreador melodies) to the bull of brawny Scott Hone, who charges her as he executes slick balancing feats on a small bicycle.

“Hone turns out to be a surprisingly skillful juggler as well, combining graceful crystal ball manipulation with a daffily clumsy drag ballerina act.”

Robert Hurwitt, Chronicle Theater Critic [Berkeley—December 2007]

“There is subtlety in play also. Hone appears in a skimpy tutu plus plaid shirt then performs an exquisitely delicate juggling act with translucent blue balls. The contrast between big, daggy bloke and enchantment both intrigues and amuses.”

Hilary Crampton. The Age. [Melbourne—June 2007]

“Acrobat, BMX trickster and random clown Scott Hone had a massive surprise for us. Contact Juggling! He had this reviewer gob smacked – after researching the art as a child many years ago I had still never seen it actually done, until now.”

Amanda Tyler. Australian Stage. [Perth—February 2007]

“There is no mistaking where they're from when the mullet-haired, check-shirted BMX bandit Scott Hone takes to the stage. Watching him mock bullfight with piano-accordionist Svetlana Bunic and pile nine performers on to his moving bike, it seems so odd to read that he used to be an orange juice salesman and taught high school maths.

“And it is even more of a surprise when such a chunky chap reappears in a tutu, balancing and rolling sparkling balls on his arms with a completely unexpected grace. He's found his niche with Circus Oz."

Pier Leach. The West Australian. [Perth—February 2007]

“The best bicycle act that I have ever seen ... I have been all over the world and have seen alot of shows. And many bicycle acts. Yours is, by far, the best. And I mean that.”

Robert Perry. Perry Bros. Circus. [Adelaide—March 2006]