At the tender age of 9, Kozo Komatsubara's parents took him to see the circus that was visiting his hometown. Ever since walking out of the big top he dreamed of running away with the circus. Soon after he was floored yet again by another performance at a circus, this time by a professional juggler. It was then that he decided to pursue his dream so he picked up some tennis balls and taught himself how to juggle.
Now, Kozo is one of the youngest professional performers in New Zealand. He has performed nationwide for the likes of Circus Aotearoa and Loritz Circus, as well as at various festivals, stage shows, street festivals, private functions, and corporate events.
Mixing highly skilled juggling with unbelievable magic, comedy, and dangerous stunts, Kozo will have you on the edge of your seat!
Some Places Where Kozo Has Performed...
Weber Bros Circus
Rainbows End Theme Park
The Menagerie Variety Cabaret Show
Lilly Loca's Vaudeville Cabaret
The Variety Artists Club New Zealand
Kid's Day Out Variety Show
Hamilton Fringe Festival
SkyCity Breakers Half Time Show
Auckland Night Markets
Wellington Night Markets
Silver Circle Fringe Circus Cabaret Extravaganza
Light Up The Holidays
Orewa Boulevard of Buskers Festival
New Zealand Fringe Festival
Auckland Fringe Festival
Hamilton Fringe Festival
Tauranga Jazz Festival
Japan Day FestivalASB Chinese New Year Festival
Auckland Seafood Festival
Grey Lynn Park Festival
Farmers Santa Parade After Party
New Zealand Juggling Festival
Auckland Circus Convention
Under The Spinfluence
Uxbridge Arts Centre Arts Festival
Sony NZ Ltd
Canon NZ Ltd
V Australia Airlines
Fisher & Paykel
New Zealand Steal
2 Degrees Mobile
Kozo Kaos LIVE - Theatreview:
Kozo Komatsubara is an Auckland juggler with a cold, but that doesn't stop him delivering a high-energy show to an almost capacity crowd last night at the Fringe Bar. The show starts with the gothic, ninja-looking juggler performing sleight of hand magic at a furious pace matched to growly music beating out of the sound system a la Las Vegas. Just as we ooh and aaah at one deft illusion with a serious of Chinese fans and fire, the next shot is delivered eliciting well earned applause...
juggling of 19 year old Kozo Komatsubara is riveting. Billed as a speed
juggler, he does indeed make his hoops and batons blur as they fly
through the air. Despite the occasional (and instantly forgiven) fumble,
his first act is impressively precise, working his way up to 4 batons
and then 6 hoops he manages their various trajectories and his own
changes of direction with deceptive ease. In the second half, his act
mixes in cheeky banter as he demands greater appreciation from the
audience while simultaneously juggling and feeding his body through a
tennis racquet. During this, his mic, nipples and hips all present
humorously managed difficulties.
Lilly Loca's Vaudeville Cabaret - Gather & Hunt Review:
Kozo. Tall, skinny, unassuming. Until he picked up three juggling clubs.
Audible gasps escaped from the audience as he tossed the clubs into a
blur of motion whilst spinning around and throwing over and under
various body parts...