Hands Down Circus’ (Carys Nicholls & Graham Milligan) are selected as this year’s Waterford Spraoi N.E.S.T. (New Emerging Street Talent) artists. In addition to a mentored residency at Spraoi Studios they will perform at Spraoi (Ireland), Out There (England), SURGE (Scotland) and Green Man (Wales) as part of N.E.S.T. 2022.

‘Hands Down Circus’ will be performing their show Tape That. Tape That is a charming, light-hearted non-verbal acrobatic duet. Two performers construct a visual world using colourful tape, object manipulation and partner acrobatics. A simple roll of tape transforms from DJ decks to a spyglass, and is stretched to create physical barriers and obstacles for the performers to navigate.

Tape That is a playful exploration of the world we live in; when challenges present themselves, just how many problems can be fixed with a few rolls of duct tape?

Tape That is commissioned by Applause Rural Touring and the Roundhouse, in partnership with FiraTàrrega’s Support for Creation programme. Also supported by Arts Council England.