About the workshop

A 3-day workshop aimed at professionals or experienced wire walkers who have a love for the beautiful artform of tight wire walking. In this workshop, we will learn the refined skill of balance and how to work with it to create beautiful movements and dance on a thin steel cable. We will learn many tricks on the wire and find fun ways of combining them into mini sequences or performances. This workshop will give you a deeper insight into the meditative and energising art of wire dancing. We will work with each other to create new ways of moving and improvising and creating a presence/ character on the wire.

About Fred Rush

Fred Rush is a young circus artist who came up through the youth circus community in Ireland and was a member at Galway Community Circus for four years. With the support of Galway Community Circus, Fred enrolled in the Academy of Circus and Performance Art at Fontys University in Tilburg, Netherlands. Fred is in his second year as a tight wire student and is very excited to pass on some of the knowledge he has learned at University to those interested in tight wire in Ireland.


Dates: Wednesday to Friday, 3-5 January, 2024

Time: 9.30am-1pm

Spaces available: 8

Fee: €110

Level: This workshop is suitable for intermediate level wire walkers and is not for beginners.

The course also includes free training time in our Circus Hall accessible between 1-5pm, 3-5 January.