DELVE: Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage – aims to support artists to experience and be inspired by art through a range of festivals and programmes throughout Ireland. We go, we see, we watch, we listen, we learn, we connect with art and art makers and we get inspired.

We are delighted to bring DELVE back to life with a visit to the National Circus Festival of Ireland, Kerry with the selected artists, Barry Cahill, Aoife Carry and Doulab for Circus and Dance.

These lucky artists will join ISACS Director, Lucy Medlycott to attend the following:

Friday 5th November 2021.

  • 6pm: Bachram – an Irish Circus Showcase and International Networking.
  • 8.30pm: Nueveuno Circo and their contemporary circus show Sinergia 3.0.
  • 10pm: Circus Sideshow Festival Club – a circus sideshow featuring Bicurious, DJ Ben Ó Faoláin and some surprise pop up performances.

Saturday 6th November 2021.

Sunday 7th November 2021.

The selected artists will also receive a festival pass that will grant them access to the full programme of events taking place over the weekend.

View the full NCFI programme here→

About Barry

Barry Cahill HeadshotBarry Cahill is a Clown/Actor based in the Midlands. He works as a freelance artist with interests in clown, physical theatre and street performance. Barry has trained in the I A Clown programme in the Lir Academy and has also trained within the Phillipe Gaulier school. He enjoys the challenge of working together with others. It is his desire to invite the audience into a liminal space that can be shared in a fun and playful way.

View Barry’s ISACS profile here→

About Aoife

Aoife Carry Picture (2)Aoife is a Director and Writer. Her background is in theatre, but for the past seven years she has been working Internationally on large-scale Spectacle shows. She was Artistic Manager for Franco Dragone’s show The House of Dancing Water, Macau before becoming part of the team that set up MGM’s first theatre in Asia as Artistic Director. Later she joined Cirque Du Soleil’s arena show Corteo as the Artistic Director on their North American and European tour. This year she became Resident Director for C!rca’s two new European performances, Maria De Buenos Aires at Nuits De Fourviere, Lyon and Bounce at Veranos De La Villa, Madrid.

Returning to Ireland, Aoife is reconnecting with her own practice. Her focus is to create unique performances that combine her large-scale spectacle experience with her background in immersive performance and storytelling.

View Aoife’s ISACS profile here→

About Doulab for Circus and Dance

Doulab for Circus and DanceDoulab for Circus and Dance is an Irish-Palestinian duo who teach, create and perform, and are recently arrived from Palestine to Ireland. Fadi and Juliet Zmorrod are contemporary circus and dance artists, working in the space between circus and dance. Fadi is originally specialised in Chinese pole and acrobatics, and lately focused on Cyr wheel, pushed after his work with Cirkus Cirkör in Sweden to explore the wheel more as a discipline.

Apart from creating, they work a lot with marginalised communities, such as refugee communities and the special needs community, usually in Palestine, but now extending to Ireland too! As one of the major figures in the development of circus as a field in Palestine, Fadi especially is delighted to be in Ireland and explore the scene here.

They are both honoured to be taking part in DELVE with ISACS, and can’t wait to explore the circus scene in Ireland with this fantastic opportunity!

View Doulab for Circus and Dance’s ISACS profile here→