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ISACS Member - Spraoi
ISACS Member - Spraoi by JL Creatives
Date: Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th November 2017
Where: National Circus Festival, Tralee
Tickets: Free entrance for two lucky delvers - Apply here | Weekend Tickets: €50-60 book seat here

delve17 NCFI

You're invited to join the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network at the National Circus Festival of Ireland 2017 in Tralee! ISACS is delighted to have partnered up with NCFI to create a very special DELVE programme. Participants will get the chance to Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage with a series of selected events at the festival for no cost (Saturday meal, accommodation & travel costs included), including our annual Open Circus Forum SHARE#Delve17

Scroll down to discover the full programme!


The applications are now open for this ISACS members-only Go-SEE programme, worth over 200 euros including:

  • Weekend Ticket to the National Circus Festival of Ireland. Includes access to all shows, seminars,  and training programmes
  • Access to ISACS Open Forum Share on Saturday 10am – 12pm
  • 2 nights accommodation Friday 10th, Saturday 11th November
  • Subsidised travel - up to €50.00
  • Invitation to an 'artists dinner' on Saturday Evening

Apply here


THURSDAY 9th (Optional | non-included in DELVE programme)

Attend a series of free activities: Circus convention, walkabouts, acro and aerial convention, movie night (5euros) | View NCFI Programme


DELVE official programme:

FRIDAY 10th 

AERIAL & ACRO CONVENTION HALL |  CIRCUS CONVENTION HALL 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Tralee Gymnastics Hall | KDYS, Denny Street

Open training and workshops all day for aerial and acrobatics!Open training and workshops all day in juggling, prop work, acrobatics and aerial! 



Juggling Machine installation and walkabout and silliness by Kamikazee clowns.


SVALBARD COMPANY 'ALL GENIUS ALL IDIOT' 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Siamsa Tire


svalbard company ncfi2017Svalbard Company


ALL GENIUS ALL IDIOT – Svalbard Company (Sweden) Surreal, outrageous and utterly impressive, Svalbard revel in the absurdities of life. Extreme circus artistry highlights human behaviour at its most animalistic. Featuring Chinese pole, aerial rope, hand balance, and acrobatics, with an original live soundtrack.




Join us at ‘Circus Sideshow’, a bespoke festival club full of pop-up performances, amazing music, 5×5 acts, circus decor and some wonderful surprises!

5×5 is a support programme to give new contemporary circus work a platform in Ireland, to help new work escape from studios and rehearsal spaces and break free on stage. A new initiative from the National Circus Festival of Ireland, 5×5 offers five artists the opportunity to present five minutes of new, unperformed material in front of supportive audiences. Come and marvel at how much can happen in five little minutes, Friday November 11th, The Grand Hotel Tralee, 10 pm.

Accommodation Night included



Share Forum CircusISACS OPEN FORUM EVENT 'SHARE' 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tralee Chamber Alliance

Come along, hear a wide range of views and share your opinions, ideas & experience in this free, public, open forum for all interested in the future development of these art forms. 

Theme: 'Circus - Past, Present and Future'

YOUTH CIRCUS FOCUS Round Table12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Tralee Chamber Alliance

Hosted by Galway Community Circus and Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network


 View Share Forum programme | Bookings


CIRCUS CONVENTION HALL | AERIAL & ACRO CONVENTION HALL 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm KDYS, Denny Street | Tralee Gymnastics Hall

Open training and workshops all day in juggling, prop work, acrobatics and aerial! | Open training and workshops all day for aerial and acrobatics! 


CIRCUS SIAMSA (LATE SHOW)5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Siamsa Tire

roxana jonglage1Roxana Küwen

Act – Circus Siamsa 

Roxana likes to take her audience into her world and make them be astonished, confused or amazed by playing with categories and presence. Apart from that she likes to put her disciplines in various contexts and to work site-specificly, performing for diverse audiences.


Mat Ricardo 2Mat Ricardo

Act – Circus Siamsa 

Mat’s work merges verbal and physical comedy, storytelling, dance, and of
course, his trademark spectacular feats of dexterity.

“…a funny, impressive, always entertaining show,..If you like
your comedy with skills and more than a little genuine risk of amputation, try Mat Ricardo” – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
★★★★“Immensely skilled and very funny”
– Time Out

NCFI 2017 Twitter icon  @MatRicardo

NCFI 2017 Instagram icon  @thematricardo

NCFI 2017 Facebook icon  facebook.com/mat.ricardo

Maleta Mirabilia2Maleta - ISACS profile

Act – Circus Siamsa 

This work is specially commissioned by NCFI for 2017. Maleta Company is an Irish based contemporary circus company, made up of Alex Allison (Ireland) and Davi Hora (Brazil), the company uses juggling, manipulation and the body as a base in which they can explore aspects of human condition. It's about friendship. it is about struggle and success, conflict and support. the journey we make and take; alone and together., this is how we get along.two jugglers share a space, using objects, their bodies and play they construct their language.

NCFI 2017 Facebook icon  facebook.com/maletacompany

Andreanne2Madame Jocelyne

Act – Circus Siamsa 
Hoopelaï is a moment of carefreeness, as if everything is for the best in the best of worlds. It’s about an elegantly pretentious & sparklingly great lady who is frolicking over small dramas.  A sometimes dizzying journey, filled with incredible feats and touching simplicity.

NCFI 2017 Facebook icon facebook.com/andreanne.thiboutot

NCFI 2017 Web icon hoopelai.net

tobia circusTobia Circus

Act – Circus Siamsa 

Tobia Circus presents an innovative show where ordinary brooms lead us in the absurd world of Philip Sutil, a thin and nimble gentleman who loves women and dancing. This smart character is fascinated by the idea of “equilibrium” and wants to challenge gravity and steal lightness in order to share it with his public. This is a show of balancing and clownerie with a surreal note where twists and unexpected turns follow one another.

NCFI 2017 Web icon tobiacircus.com/en/

Brian DalyBrian Daly | ISACS profile

MC – Circus Siamsa 

Brian Daly is without a doubt one of the entertainers at the Irish Circus Festival. A true
professional messer with a mix of comedy, magic, and pickpocket skills to delight big kids
and little brats.

NCFI 2017 Twitter icon  @NoCrappyTricks

NCFI 2017 Instagram icon  @NoCrappyTricks

NCFI 2017 Facebook icon  facebook.com/briandalymagician



Enjoy a dinner with the ISACS team, the other delvers and artists of the NCFI, courtesy of National Circus Festival of Ireland.

Accommodation Night included



CIRCUS CONVENTION HALLAERIAL & ACRO CONVENTION HALL10:00 am - 3:00 pm Moyderwell Hall – Boherbee | Tralee Gymnastics Hall

Open training and workshops all day in juggling, prop work, acrobatics and aerial! | Open training and workshops all day for aerial and acrobatics! 


 FESTIVAL PARADE3:00 pm | Leaving from Moyderwell Hall

National Circus Festival Ireland paradeBring your sparkles, your tassels, your stilts & your wearable quilts, get ready to swank and swagger like glorious circus peacocks up the streets of Tralee as we want everybody to join our biggest ever Sunday parade – with rolling street closures the parade will take over the town and let the muggle’s know the circus heads are in town and they know how to make a scene…

Leaving from Moyderwell Hall Sunday 12th at 3pm leading to The Town Square where there will be a free post-parade street show.…

Parade like you mean it!



More info on the programme here.









Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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