They will Discover, Explore,
View #Delve Programme National Circus Festival of Ireland | Full National Circus Festival of Ireland programme
Our 2 DELVErs will be attending the events and
We will be retweeting and reposting what’s happening live at the events and the festival on:
- Facebook (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network @ISACSNetwork),
- Twitter (@ISACSIreland),
- Instagram (@ISACSIreland).
What's on at the NCFI this year?
Run away with the circus for a weekend of circus acts, training and fun in abundance at one of the most exciting festivals in Ireland. See eye-popping international shows, be sore from laughing at the absurd and in awe of feats of incredible circus skills.
Headlining the festival at Friday Night’s show is Svalbard Company from Sweden. At the heart of the festival is the annual Circus Siamsa, back with an entirely new show created by Fanzini Productions, bringing the stars of contemporary circus, street and variety performance to the stage of Siamsa Tire Theatre, with Roxana Kuwen, Mat Ricardo, Maleta, Madame Jocelyne, Tobia Circus and Brian Daly. Handpicked acts from UK, Germany, Catalunya, Brazil,
Don’t miss ‘CIRCUS SIDESHOW’ on
The weekend will also be an opportunity to network and talk about Circus with professionals of the sector during the Share Forum organised by ISACS with an open circus forum to discuss 'Circus - Past, Present and Future' with special guest Dea Birket of Circus 250 and Claire Teasdale of Extraordinary Bodies, followed by a Youth circus Focus led by Galway Community Circus in partnership with ISACS and Arts Council Ireland.
A full weekend of circus workshop and training also awaits the convention tickets holders with Dutch acrobat legend Fons, Ali and Henrik of Circomara, acro-yoga teacher Deirdre, aerial teacher Cat Ní Riain and Roxana Kuwen teaching trapeze. Other circus activities are also available to enjoy over the weekend, including kids workshops, Juggling Machine installation and walkabout, and silliness by Kamikazee clowns.
Not to mention, the weekend's grand finale with Circus Parade in the Streets of Tralee.
Who are the DELVErs?
Hannah Rogerson - Artist at Teatime Company
Hannah Rogerson is a recent graduate of a BA in Dance Theatre/ Modern from Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts. She likes exploring all aspects of art and doesn’t feel bound by any location, discipline or style. Since graduating, she’s worked with the street theatre company Cie.
TeaTime Company is a collaboration of three artists with three different nationalities and three different main disciplines: Bavo de Smedt is a Chinese Pole artist from Belgium, Pieter Visser is a juggler from the Netherlands and Hannah is a dancer from Ireland. Pieter and Bavo (ACAPA) and Hannah (
Hannah says about her role in TeaTime: 'I’m the Irish one, the female, the dancer, I’m strong but lighter than the boys, I have a different way of looking at things because I have a different background. What I bring to TeaTime Company is myself, my experiences and my tools. As do the others. We’ve all been trained in different ways, so in creating for TeaTime it’s a careful puzzle of inputting one's own knowledge and adapting to others.'
View Teatime Company ISACS profile
Catherine Bourne - General Manager Cork Community Artlink
Catherine Bourne has a background in Arts Management has worked in the Irish and international arts sector for many years in both a creative and administrative capacity. She has previously directed the Bristol Biennial, UK as well as working at the Malakta Art Factory, Finland and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, in addition to working on various projects as a curator and freelance arts manager. Catherine currently lectures in the school of Digital Arts and Humanities at University College Cork (DCC).
Catherine is the Manager of Cork Community Art Link, joining the
As CCAL Manager, Catherine is responsible for the general management of the
View Cork Community Artlink ISACS profile | www.corkcommunityartlink.com
What is the DELVE programme?
DELVE is a GO-SEE professional development programme supported by Arts Council Ireland, launched in 2016, to support ISACS members to get out, see and learn about street, circus and performance arts happening all around Ireland. The programme involves going to various festivals, seeing and observing work from the street, circus and spectacle sectors, meeting the artists, the crew and discovering new ideas, inspiration and delving into these art forms with fresh eyes!
The aim of DELVE is to encourage dialogue and discussion around a variety of
This year ISACS
Full details on #Delve17 at National Circus Festival of Ireland here.