Keep an eye for the hashtags #DELVE18 and #CircusFestIreland on the 9th-11th.
We will be retweeting and reposting what’s happening live at the events on:
- Facebook (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network @ISACSNetwork),
- Twitter (@ISACSIreland),
- Instagram (@ISACSIreland).
You will be able to read our delvers' full feedback
What's on at National Circus Festival of Ireland?
From the 8th – 11th of November NCFI will be lighting up the town of Tralee, showcasing the world of
NCFI will present an eclectic series of circus international and national acts including the following highlights: headlining company Baccala Company presenting 'PSS PSS', circus parades, Red and Green fire show featuring ISACS member Inferno, CIRCUS SIAMSA featuring ISACS members Ali & Henrik with 'Cirkada' and Aisling Ni Cheallagh and Ronan Brady with 'How to Square a Circle', award-winning show at Dublin Fringe Festival 'SPIT' by Angelique Ross and the premiere of ISACS members new circus collective ‘Síolta’ work-in-progress just back from their residency in the Balearic Islands, born of a partnership between Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, C.In.E and Irish World Academy featuring ISACS members: Jacob Anderson (Ire) - Acrobat & juggling, Aoife Raleigh (Ire) - Strong woman & acrobat, Gracie Marshall (Ire) - Hula hoop & acrobat, Henrik Gard (Swe) - Acrobat, and Ali Stanger (UK) - Acrobat &
Train with leading experts in handstands, tightrope, flying Pole, Trapeze, Silks, Aerial hoop, Tumbling, Acrobatics, Trampoline, Rope, Double trapeze and drama such as ISACS members Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Angelique Ross, Michaela Heyer, Aisling Ni Cheallagh and NCFI highly skilled teachers.
See NCFI full programme.
Who are the DELVErs?
Discover the Delvers and what they expect from the DELVE programme!
Nicola Moran | ISACS Profile
Nicola Moran is a contemporary interdisciplinary performer, teacher and jeweller from Dundalk, Co. Louth. A graduate of Ulster University, Belfast with a BA Hons in fine and applied art, specialising in jewellery. After working as a metalsmith for a fashion designer in New York, she decided to turn her artistry and passion to nurture the body. This took her on a return visit to India where she studied at Arhanta yoga ashram and qualified as a yoga teacher. Sparking her exploration of the body and movement.
It was during her time living in New York that Nicola delved into the partner acrobatic and aerial dance world. This evolved, taking her to Spain training intensively with partner acrobatics, then Croatia, Germany, regularly training in the Netherlands and most recently circus school in Israel.
Her dynamic background has flavoured her creative projects. Performing with an electro-punk band the Periods for the last two years, incorporating music, aerial dance and spoken word. Nicola also collaborated with the band Pine and the Pilcrow, choreographing and performing a partner acrobatic piece with co-performer Peter Moran for the Scene and heard festival, Smock Alley.
Most recently her creativity and artistry earned her
Additionally, Nicola is a passionate aerial arts instructor and yoga teacher. She has received her training from Aerial Cirque, Dublin and continues to teach there. Currently, Nicola resides in Dublin, teaching, performing and creating jewellery in her space at the Irish Design Shop.
'I expect the delve program to broaden my knowledge and social network within the circus community which will be hugely beneficial and I am excited to take part in quality acrobatic and aerial workshops. Watch inspiring shows and meet other artists.'
Follow Nicola on Instagram!
Danielle Reck | ISACS Profile
'Missy Fortune' is an aerial burlesque artist loves turning the world upside.
This diva can go from Disney delight to downright dirty in two shakes of a tata's tassel.
Missy's steamy silk work and hot to trot hooping are sure to make you hot under the collar while her burlesque badassery and fierce fire skills leave absolutely nothing to the imagination.
Some say happiness is a fantasy but Missy Fortune is the real deal 💋
'The DELVE programme is a fantastic opportunity for me to explore and experience all of the many weird and wonderful spectacles that combine to become the beating heart of Irish creativity and performance.
Being on the cusp of this eclectic and often eccentric world is not enough for me any more and I can't wait to delve in and fully immerse myself in creativity, colour, wonder and spectacle that the weekend will no doubt deliver. I very thankful to have been considered for DELVE 18 and look forward to the feast for the eyes and soul that The National Circus Festival has to offer.'
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.
What is the DELVE programme?
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
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