In May, the ISACS Network and SpringMoves Dance Festival presented Where Dance meets Street in partnership with Wexford County Council, The Arts Council of Ireland and the National Opera House.

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

The programme was subsidised with the support of our stakeholders, and we provided two bursaries for ISACS artists to attend – Edaein Samuels Artist and Jude O Neill. Here is what they said about the experience:

This was a wonderful experience to (re)connect with break dancers from adjacent counties through the spring moves festival. I got lots of inspiration from these B Boys for new acrobatic ways to move using circular momentum. The same with the Zoo Humans parkour, I was able to familiarise more with how to maintain energy moving from one dynamic action to another, using minimum effort for maximum flow. This will all be extremely useful to inform how I move on outdoor surfaces during my street performances with my Comedy Acro Duo, Those Two Idiots.

-Edaein Samuels


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