The European Funambulism Network, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Galway Community Circus, The Serious Road Trip Romania and École de Cirque de Bruxelles will host a virtual conference focused on funambulism, the art of walking on a wire with a balancing pole.

This two day online conference will feature live performances, presentations and roundtable discussions with artists, teachers, participants and academics. We will launch the results of Université Libre de Bruxelles’ research on the neurological effects of funambulism practice on the brain and reflect on the impact and legacy of Wires Crossed for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. We will premiere Galway Community Circus’ short film ‘Step Off’ and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Centre of Funambulism with a live streamed highwire crossing of Brussels Canal.

Head, Heart, Balance: The Art of Funambulism Conference is part of a Creative Europe funded co-operation project between Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles, Galway Community Circus, The Serious Road Trip Romania, Université libre de Bruxelles and the European Funambulism Network that supports artistic and participatory excellence in funambulism.

For more information and a full conference programme, click here.