ISACS Network in association with Culture Ireland will once again participate and connect with our international friends and colleagues interested in the development of Street arts at Fira Tàrrega – International Performing Arts Market.

Established in 1981, Fira Tàrrega has been a beacon of light in the development of performing arts; striving for cultural democratisation, inclusion, equality, accessibility, sustainability and transparency. The main focus of their work being on creation for public space, working across and between a diversity of mediums.

ISACS Artist – Laura Murphy

This year in addition to our regular ISACS participation at La Llotja we are thrilled to present ISACS artist Laura Murphy.


Laura’s work Abacus will take part in the main programme of Fira Tarrega.

An exploration of women’s work, it explores individuality and freedom, in the midst of mechanical routine. Choreographic juggling patterns evolve in precise and exact forms blending dance, circus and street together in new ways.

Abacus is kindly supported by Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland and ISACS. Abacus is co-produced by Laura Murphy and fellow ISACS artist Kristyn Fontanella, in association with Once Off Productions.

Performance dates

Abacus is part of a bill which includes performances from 23 Arts, Rawscenography, Leandre and will take place on the following dates/times:

  • 10 September: 10:00 (23 Arts + Rawscenography + Laura Murphy Dance)
  • 11 September: 17:00 (Laura Murphy Dance + Rawscenography + 23 Arts), 19:00 (Rawscenography + Leandre + Laura Murphy Dance)
  • 12 September: 10:00 (Rawscenography + Leandre + Laura Murphy Dance), 18:30 (Rawscenography + Leandre + Laura Murphy Dance)

Performance details

  • Venue – Ciutat Trepat
  • Price – 5 EURO
  • Recommended audience – All audiences
  • Length- 15 minutes

What Laura is looking forward to

I am really looking forward to bringing Abacus to Fira Tàrrega in September, particularly after a year when we have all missed the energy of live performances. With a cast of nine female contemporary dancers from Ireland, I am thrilled to be part of this exciting festival, for five outdoor performances of Abacus in the city. We look forward to seeing the best Street Art from all over the world, to meeting fellow artists and absorbing all Fira Tàrrega has to offer.Laura Murphy

Showcase Booklet

You can download and share the accompanying ISACS  Showcase Booklet which has all the information on Abacus, including show times as well as a video link to the trailer.

How to attend

We look forward to seeing lots of you at Fira Tàrrega 2021. Don’t hesitate to get in touch and come and say hello! We love meeting new and not so new friends! See you there!

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