Event Date 11 - 12 May 2024
Time 2:30 pm on Sat 11th & from 10:30 am on Sun 12th
Organiser ISACS Network and SpringMoves Dance Festival
Venue/Location Selskar on Sat 11th & National Opera House on Sun 12th, Wexford
Cost Show on Sat is free | Masterclass on Sun €60 or €25 for ISACS Members or SpringMoves Performers/Artists
Category Dance Meets Circus
Website More Info / Registration

The ISACS Network and SpringMoves Dance Festival are delighted to bring back Where Dance meets Circus in partnership with Wexford County Council and the National Opera House.

This year Where Dance Meets explores collaborative practice and presentation between the art forms of Circus and Dance. We are delighted to bring Cikada Circus to Wexford for a 2-day event where they will perform ‘Cikada’ on Saturday and deliver a Masterclass in the spaces of the National Opera House on Sunday.

Who is this for?

We invite dance, street and circus artists to attend ‘Cikada’ on May 11th, and participate in the Masterclass on May 12th to explore the practice, creation and presentation of work in public spaces and Circus. Capacity for the Masterclass is limited.


ISACS members and SpringMoves performers/acts/artists can attend the masterclass at a discounted rate. In addition, two bursaries of €200 each are available for ISACS Members who may need additional support. The deadline to apply for the bursary was Friday, April 26th, at noon. To access the discount code,  if you are an ISACS Member log in with your ISACS credentials and click here. If you are a SpringMoves performer/act/artist please email marketing@isacs.ie

Not a member of ISACS yet? Join us today and avail of the discounted rate to participate in this initiative.


About Cikada & the Masterclass

‘Cikada’ is taking place on Saturday 11th of May, at 2:30 pm at Selskar.

It is an intimate show that displays hand to hand partner acrobatics with two performers. The show uses Acrobatic-Theatre to display a mix between habits of humans and insects, highlighting the connectedness between humans and the rest of the natural world. Described as ‘hilarious and heartwarming’, the performers put a smile on faces and leaves audiences captivated. 30 minutes long, suitable for all ages. No booking is required.

The Masterclass will take place on Sunday the 12th at the National Opera House, at 10:30 am.

Starting in the morning, participants will be introduced to a broad movement vocabulary where they will explore a combination of partner acrobatics and movement technique.

Lunch will be provided on-site. If you have any dietary requirements, please email marketing@isacs.ie before Friday May 3rd.

The event is supported by Wexford County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.


About SpringMoves Dance Festival

SpringMoves Dance Festival runs on the 11th/12th of May. To plan your visit to the National Opera House in Wexford, see HERE.

From Dublin, there are a number of buses that run daily, from the city to Wexford- see HERE and HERE. There are also trains that run for the city centre, to Wexford- see HERE.

Cikada Photo Simone Allieri

Cikada Circus

Cikada Circus was formed in 2018 and is an Irish-based acrobatic-performance company who make enjoyable, light-hearted work for the outdoor arts sector in Ireland. The company has two currently running shows ‘Cikada’ and ‘Belonging’, which have both toured nationally and internationally. ‘Cikada’ was awarded ‘Most Innovative show’- Limerick Fringe 2019, and nominated ‘Best Duo’ – Dublin Fringe 2019. The duo are noted to bring a heartwarming, sincere, human quality to their work, whilst having clean, professionally executed acrobatics. Cikada Circus are also co-creators of the group-acrobatic-theatre company ‘Siolta Circus’ which has two shows under its belt, ‘Seeds’ and ‘On Tish’. Both companies have toured both nationally and internationally, and have also received multiple fundings from Arts Council Ireland.