Spraoi have once again partnered with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network to bring you NEST 2020. As part of an adapted Spraoi Festival, this year’s featured performance style is ‘Walk-About’.
We invite you to come and see the chosen artists perform live and in person at the Festival on the 4th & 5th of September 2020.
What this years NEST artists hope for:
The NEST mentorship is an invaluable opportunity for me to explore the new character of The Collector, including his mannerisms and interactions with the outside world. To be give the chance to work directly with Spraoi and as part of NEST, it will be of huge benefit to the development of this street theatre act.
I am hoping to create a solid walkabout performance around a character and an idea that I have been working on for the past year. I’m looking forward to receiving feedback from the programme mentors and learning from their experience, as well as connecting with other performance artists, introducing them to my work.
I’m incredibly excited to take part in this year’s NEST and work with our mentor Con Horgan. Mentorship from such an experienced artist will be invaluable to my work as I am hoping to develop this character and learn more about what works with her out on the street. I have lots of ideas that I can’t wait to explore and I’m ready delve into the specifics of how they will work. I’m ready to showcase my recent lockdown learnings in clown and physical comedy and I am looking forward to interacting with people, discovering what street theatre looks like in a Covid-19 world.