Doulab for Circus and Dance is an organisation which was founded in 2017 in Palestine, relocated to Ireland in late 2021, and is now dedicated to equal access to contemporary circus and dance in Ireland, as well as providing opportunities for cross-border connections. We are committed to providing high quality artistic experiences and training to audiences, artists and students in all contexts. Our ethos is based on our core founding values of equal rights to opportunity, inclusion, and artistic and technical excellence.

Fadi Zmorrod, our Artistic Director, is a highly experienced circus artist and director, with over 15 years’ experience in his field. Following his training in Torino, Italy, at Cirko Vertigo, he toured the world with productions by dance and circus companies such as Les Ballets C de La B, Royal Flemish Theatre, Malmö Stadsteater, Yaa Samar Dance Theatre, Cinque Blu, and Cirkus Cirkõr. He has also created his own award-winning work, and toured to festivals like Up Festival, New Circus Weekend Festival, Malmö Festivalen, SESC (Brazil), Festival de Marseille, FiCho (Mexico), and more, winning Jackson Lane and Total Theatre Award for Circus at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was also the Artistic Director of the Palestinian National Circus Festival, and co-founded the Palestinian Circus School. He is specialised in the Chinese pole, floor acrobatics, and chair balance, and has recently taken a deeper interest in the Cyr wheel. Fadi has taught in numerous capacities in very different locations; at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, in Oslo for the Baltic Circus Network, at Cirko Vertigo in Italy, and in many other dance and circus schools across Palestine and throughout Europe. He is currently the 2023/24 recipient of the South East Venue Network Bursary.