Back in the late 1960s and early 70s a group of Australian performers from the Soapbox theatrein Melbourne and the New Circus from Adelaide got together to form a new type of circus. They all had traditional circus skills but were also hell-bent on political reform. This was a time of radical community politics. Australia was ripe to get rid of its long time conservative government, get out of the Vietnam War and address gender inequality. And Circus Oz wanted to address these issues through performance.