The ISACS Network and SpringMoves Dance Festival present Where Dance meets Street in partnership with Wexford County Council and the National Opera House.

This year Where Dance Meets Street explores collaborative practice and presentation between the art forms of Street and Dance. We are delighted to bring Prodigal UPG to Wexford for a 2-day event where they will perform Zoo Humans and deliver a Masterclass about presenting Dance in public places.

Who is this for?

We invite dance, street and circus artists to attend Zoo Humans on May 6th and participate in the Masterclass on May 7th to explore the practice, creation and presentation of work in public spaces and the democratic nature of Street Arts. Capacity for the Masterclass is limited.

ISACS members can avail of a discounted rate to attend the Masterclass. To access the discount code, log in with your ISACS credentials and click here. Not a member of ISACS yet? Join us today and avail of the discounted rate to participate in this initiative.

The selected artists awarded ISACS Bursaries to attend the Masterclass will be announced soon.

About Zoo Humans & the Masterclass

ZOO HUMANS is a  free performance-parkour/dance/physical-theatre show for the whole familyat 3 pm on Saturday 6th of May, at Selskar. Accompanied by an original electronic soundtrack by Chris Umney, featuring Sir David Attenborough’s classic narration (with the blessing of the man himself). No booking is required.

The Masterclass will take place on Sunday the 7th at the National Opera House. It will consist of a first session – starting at 10:30, where participants will be introduced to the movement vocabulary, and then a final 2-hour session in the afternoon, where they will explore outdoor spaces in connection with Dance movement.

About Prodigal UPG

UPG Team - Alister O'Loughlin, Tim Merrifield & Angus Capel

The Urban Playground Team is the original performance-parkour (2PK) company, coining that term to describe their unique blend of dance, street theatre and parkour. Founded in 2005, the UPG Team has taught and performed on 5 continents on 10 occasions for the British Council. The company specialises in pioneering engagement models with at-risk communities of young people and has worked with participants aged 3 – 95.

“From free running to opera, they cover an unusual – perhaps unique – number of bases… whatever Prodigal does is worth seeing” – Irish Independent.

Alister O’Loughlin, the co-founder of the Urban Playground Team, participated in Dance Meet Circus in 2020, where he delivered a TALK on the health of mongrels, boundary processes, glimpsed narratives, and how collaboration beyond arts practice can be the means of liberating ourselves and audiences.

About SpringMoves Dance Festival

SpringMoves Dance Festival runs on the 6th 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.

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