Delighted to announce our lucky ISACS member and Delve # 3 participant for this very special opportunity to experience Aerial Dance for the first time with the wonderful Irish Aerial Dance Festival in the lovely Letterkenny of Donegal from Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th June, so drum roll please... Sandra Bandera
Sandra is invited to take part in a day of workshops, plus attend a symposium on Vertical Dance, plus see the evening performance and socialise with all the wonderful aerial community in Letterkenny for the night and all wrapped up with a one to one chat with some of Ireland's lead aerial dance specialists.
ISACS were in action this June at the annual La Rue est á Amiens, a leading festival of Street Arts in Northern France. Five ISACS members were invited to present their work and did an amazing job of wowing the crowds at a special 'Focus Irlandais'. The selected artists were
• Aidan Phelan & Amélie Bal of Réalta
• Brian O'Connell of Circus Fergus
• Con Horgan of Fanzini Brothers
• Henrik Gard of Circomara
• Michaela Heyer of Funky Fidelma
ISACS were delighted to support and represent our members at the XTRAX / GDIF showcase in London from the 24th - 26th June. Running alongside the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, XTRAX brings together arts professionals for a weekend of networking and and pitching sessions alongside GDIF's programme of Outdoor Arts and Circus from UK and international performers. Over 200 delegates discovered exciting outdoor projects, including that of 33 companies performing throughout the festival weekend, 16 companies that pitched new projects and the 51 artists and companies represented at the International Marketplace.
Curated by Ali FitzGibbon, the fifth annual conference addressed a number of questions based on the concept of the individual and the collective, what brings them together, what sets them apart and how the individual and collective purpose shapes our industry and artform and through this, cultural identity or identities for the future. Lots of very interesting speakers and discussions including Lian Bell of #WakingTheFeminists as well as artist and writer Dan Thompson, award-winning artist and director Mark Storor, Goldsmith’s College cultural policy lecturer Dr. David O’Brien, arts metrics consultant John Knell, artist and a founder of Fun Palaces Stella Duffy and closing the conference. National Theatre of Scotland’s outgoing Associate Director, Graham McLaren.