Circus Factory are delighted to welcome international Circus Director Roberto Magro to Corkfor the first time this November as part of an exciting partnership between the National Circus festival of Ireland, Circ Aire Mallorca and Belfast Community Circus developing the artform of circus and street arts in the Republic of Ireland.

Roberto Magro will offer a three day course on dramaturgy in Circus at Circus factory 1st-3rd November 2022. Roberto trained at the Académie Fratellini, was the artistic director of Flic Circus School in Torino between 2005 and 2011. He was the artistic director of La Central del Circ 2013-2015 and is the president of The Jury Members of Circus Next and lives in Mallorca.

Workshop Description:

Circus Practitioners from all disciplines are welcome to participate in this workshop including aerial arts, Chinese pole, cyr wheel, floor and partner acrobatics, manipulation skills and other diverse circus skills.

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to study the method of Roberto Magro which is based on expanding the performance vocabulary of circus artists through seven vectors (space, tempo, levels, dimensions, rhythm, texture, body lines) to encourage the creativity and innovation of artists working with and without circus props.

The basis of the Circus Artists Education is the flexibility of their vocabulary which is poor in the number of figures compared to theatre and dance. Therefore a contemporary circus can be creative only if it knows how to transform and make its vocabulary as flexible and diverse as possible through specific training. A characteristic of a circus artist is that they speak through metaphors and try to discover the still unexplored parts of the human soul to evoke a new emotion that they convey to us with their technique. With the help of physical fitness and skills, through manipulation, gesture, choreography or movement in short with the help of the whole body the circus artist creates images that the audience is invited to experience, feel and decipher.

These workshop are kindly supported by Arts Council Ireland allowing for affordable participation fees for high quality international circus workshops in Ireland.