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- Closing down
It's that time of the year again and only a few days before our members unveil what they have been designing, building, rehearsing for the past months to grace our wide-open eyes. Magnificent parades and processions will descend upon the streets of Ireland with colourful, breath-taking, gigantic installations and creations, accompanied by flamboyant street performers' characters marching on the sound of the most festive rhythms; all telling a meaningful story celebrating various aspects of the Irish identity.
Without further ado, we present you with a selection of themes and pageants to look forward all across the country!
Join Women in Circus International Women’s Day celebrations!
We have highlighted ten Women in Circus who have helped shape the Irish Circus landscape as we know it today! From Circus 250 ringmistress, Mother of Aerial Circus, academics, or strong figures in the national, local, contemporary or traditional sector, we have picked Irish Strong Women from different parts of the country, for their impact on the development of Irish Circus, strong personalities and involvement with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network!
Of course, these are only ten profiles among many incredible Strong Women in Ireland and we salute all the Women in Circus in Ireland and beyond! Happy International Women's Day!
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In 2018, Ireland is celebrating 250 years of Circus! While we're all reflecting on Circus in the last centuries, we have decided to highlight ten incredible Irish circus duos in the current Irish Circus scene. Some duos have been working together for years and some are only starting their collaboration.
This November 2017, our team Lucy Medlycott, Charlotte Haffner and Tamara Gangnus embarked on a journey to the National Circus Festival of Ireland.
We've highlighted our very favourite things about the festival this year.
While Katharine Kavanagh of Circus Diaries investigated what’s happening in
- Call for Irish projects (Circus250 & ISACS)
- Lead Irish artist and 10 early career Irish artists to take part in a circus/
But first a little reminder of what Circus250 is …
Wires Crossed: A Balancing act for Europe is an anchor project of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, produced by ISACS member Galway Community Circus which aims to train some 400 people in the art of funambulism (wire walking) over the next four years.
Wires Crossed aims to highlight the importance of both physical and mental health by bringing this dynamic art form to all corners of Europe.
Wires Crossed will culminate in a major funambulism event in Galway 2020 where participants from all over Europe will cross the River Corrib on wires together. The individual participants will get to experience funambulism’s empowering and transformative effect as we cross wires to foster healthier communities and a more balanced Europe.
The project has just taken its first steps in Galway this month! Read about Wires Crossed next steps here.