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Meet National Circus Festival of Ireland

Meet National Circus Festival of Ireland

We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! Introducing National Circus Festival of Ireland, one of the most exciting circus festival in Ireland, organised every year in Tralee, Kerry by Fanzini Production. The festival is an opportunity to see eye-popping international shows...

Meet Spraoi, Waterford!

Meet Spraoi, Waterford!

Photo:  Spraoi St Patrick's Parade 2014 We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! Introducing Spraoi, a well-established and renowned street theatre company from Waterford, perhaps best known for its annual Spraoi Festival and Parade held every August Bank Holiday weekend...

Meet Cork Circus Factory!

Meet Cork Circus Factory!

Picture: Pizzicu Piz | Interviewee: Cormac Mohally  We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! Introducing Circus Factory, Cork’s only dedicated circus training, creation and performance space. Circus Factory a member-led organisation run by a collective of professional and aspiring circus artist volunteers who strive to advance circus...

Meet Aisling Ní Cheallaigh!

Meet Aisling Ní Cheallaigh!

We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! First up is the very talented Aisling Ni Cheallaigh who has worked and trained with fellow ISACS Members Fidget Feet, Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Ether Productions , Aerial Cirque and Taking Flight...

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ISACS supports and advocates for the development of Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle.
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The Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network We are a collaborative network of people and organisations interested in the development of the Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle art forms for, with and by Irish artists. We represent over 70 member organisations and individuals across Ireland and beyond. We have a voluntary Board of Directors which are elected by the members in rotation at our Annual General Meeting. We aim to raise the profile, increase recognition and support the development of the sector by:
  • Information and resource sharing
  • Advocacy and Policy development
  • Training and Professional Support
  • National and International Networking

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Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network

Support, development and advocacy for Irish arts
Date: 27th June – 2nd July 2017
Where: Fossano - Italy 
Featuring ISACS artists: Dueda, Francesca Castellano, Maleta 

 

Event supported by Culture Ireland

 

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Founded in 2007, Festival Mirabilia is a unique festival nestled in Fossano, a small Northern Italian baroque town near Turin, with an emphasis on the circus and street arts genres. Festival Mirabilia supports the formation of industry professionals and the work of artists, promoting collaboration and networks on a wide international scale.

This year, Festival Mirabilia and ISACS have come together to create an Irish Focus/Focus su Irlanda.

Three Irish artists (Dueda, Francesca Castellano, Maleta) will present their work within the Festival Mirabilia programme, to a public audience and to the international community of Circostrada professionals representing over 26 countries including Ireland represented by ISACS, and having their General Meeting during Mirabilia 2017. 

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Focus su Irlanda 

 


Maleta presents 'Boa Noite'

 

BoaNoite

 

Boa Noite” is a journey, an exploration of friendship through objects, movement and the body.

 

Using juggling and object manipulation, with aspects of dance and physical theatre, two virtuosic performers construct their language. Exploring the symbiotic and parasitic nature of being human, two jugglers meet, be and share. A delicate and joyful act with a table, juggling and object manipulation at the base of their creation and play (Balls and Clubs). 

 

Maleta company

 

Maleta Company is an Irish based contemporary circus company, made up of Alex Allison (Ireland) and Davi Hora (Brazil).

 

View Maleta ISACS profile | www.maletacompany.com

 

Following on from their hugely successful showing all over Ireland for the past year, including the unmissable Galway Theatre Festival and Cork Midsummer Festival, Galway-based company Maleta takes this beautiful new work of contemporary circus to the international scene.

 

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“the shoe that fits one, pinches another”

“Boa Noite” is a friendship, it is about togetherness, support, destruction and control, it is the process of two humans meeting each other and being human, of two people sharing something that is close to their heart, and using this to learn about each other and to learn from each other. It is a project that enforces our beliefs that “the shoe that fits one, pinches another” we are different but we are one and can learn, share and grow with one another.

“there's a crack in everything, and that's how the light gets in”and how juggling can tell a tale".

Boa Noite” is also about imperfection; imperfections within our disciplines, our technique, our self and our character; we find it's often here where the beauty lies.“there's a crack in everything, and that's how the light gets in”.

 

 

SHOWINGS:

June 29 | THURSDAY AT 20:10 | Battuti Bianchi o Chiesa del Gonfalone Fossano | 5 €

June 30 | FRIDAY AT 21:40 | Battuti Bianchi o Chiesa del Gonfalone Fossano | 5 €

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Circus Outside the Box presents 'Lulu's World'

 

Lulusworld

 

Meet Lulu, a street artist that can’t be contained in any gallery.


Enter her crazy world of make believe, where the magic happens right in front of you, with the use of a magic marker! This lady will sweep you off your feet and drag you into her imagination.

 

Who needs words when you’ve got a blank canvas and a marker to fill it?

 

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Francesca Castellano has been working in street theatre and circus for over 10 years. Her company Circus Outside the Box is the brainchild, and labour of love, from the odd couple Cormac and Francesca. Doing what they do, not because it is wise, not because it is safe, but because it is what they love doing, in the sunshine and the rain!

 

Her solo Lulu's world is a combination of her love of clowning, art and physical theatre. This show appeals to all ages and languages. The show was performed at Ireland's largest Street Arts Festival Spraoi as part of the NEST stage in 2014 and travelled overseas at Toronto BuskerFest in 2016.

 

View Circus Outside the Box ISACS profile | www.circusoutsidetheboxcom

 

 

SHOWINGS:

June 30 | FRIDAY AT 22:30 | Roma – side A Fossano | FREE

July 1 | SATURDAY AT 21:30 | Roma – side A Fossano | FREE

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Dueda Company presents 'Diverged'

 

DIVERGED

 

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" Robert Frost - The Road not Taken

 

Diverged is inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost to tell the inner struggle that occurs between logic and instinct when you have to make a decision. A dancer embodies the role of logic, she is associated with the archetype of the Earth, and an air acrobat is the instinct, he is associated with the Air archetype.

 

Imagine the scene cohabitated by these interpreters and divided by a rope.

 

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DueDa Company is the creation of collaboration between two artists: Stevie Boyd (Cork), aerial acrobat and Giada Negroni (Milan), dancer and choreographer.

The name of the company DueDa derives from the word "two": Due is two in Italian and Dá is two in Irish. The artists chose this name because they think it is the best way to describe their artistic drive: two different art forms, two genres, two cultures coming together to create. Two words: DueDa Company.

 

View DueDa ISACS profilewww.duedacompany.com

 

Diverged_DueDa Company - Dance Circus Theatre from Stephen Boyd on Vimeo.

 

SHOWING:

June 30 | FRIDAY AT 23:10 | Chapiteau Piazza Castello Fossano | 8 €

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Membership Benefits

Becoming a member of ISACS will help the sector to collectively advocate, develop policy and support the development of the future of the Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle art forms in Ireland.

Our members are individuals and organisations who actively support, create, participate and encourage the development of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle arts across Ireland.
  • Mentoring & professional support
  • Members profile & event listings on ISACS website
  • Invitations to national and international showcases and events
  • Members only professional development programs
  • Increased visibility through online media
  • Discounts for members on many schemes including insurance, accounting, graphic design, video
  • Access to listing of current national & international opportunities
  • Regular members-only newsletter
  • Members Only online and offline discussion groups
  • Members voting, AGM and Board of Directors candidacy rights

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Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie