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Where Dance Meets Circus - Publication available!

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On the 27th of January 2017, ISACS were delighted to present 'Where Dance Meets Circus', curated by ISACS CEO Lucy Medlycott, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, a focus session exploring the boundaries between dance and circus in partnership with the European Network for Circus and Street Arts Circostrada Network and MA in Festive Arts director Dr. Niamh Nic Ghabhann at Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. This event was an opportunity to gather choreographers, performers, programmers, researchers, and policymakers, among others, to explore where one art form crosses into another, the different paths that have been taken by Dance and Circus artform, and how these routes impact the work, the artist, and the outcomes.

The conclusions drawn from this focus meeting session are now available!


WHERE DANCE MEETS CIRCUS REPORT (In a nutshell)

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CURATOR
• Lucy Medlycott, ISACS CEO

SPEAKERS  
• Chantal McCormick, Artistic Director of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance and the Irish Aerial Dance Festival, and Founder of the Irish Aerial Creation Center [ISACS member]
• Hazel Hodgins, Programme Manager, Dance Ireland
• Stéphane Segreto-Aguilar, Coordinator of Circostrada Network and Head of International Relations for ARTCENA, Paris
• Alex Allison & Davi Hora, Maleta Company, Ireland/Brazil [ISACS member]
• Jazmin Chiodi, Choreographer, Co-founder Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company and Tipperary Dance Platform with Alexandre Iseli
• Benjamin Perchet (absent), Director of Dublin Dance Festival

MODERATOR 
• Sheila Creevey, Head of Performance, Pavillon Dance South West, Bournemouth, UK. 

HOSTS
Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network 
• Dr Niamh NicGhabhann, Course Director MA in Festive Arts, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
• Stephane Segreto Aguilar, Coordinator Circostrada Network


TABLE OF CONTENTS

• SETTING THE STAGE
• Creating a shared space for discussion
• Achieving a better mutual understanding and finding new ways of working together

• INTERCONNECTING ART FORMS
• Aerial dance: a hybrid discipline at the crossroads of circus and dance seeking recognition and acceptance
• Zoom in: Aerial Dance
• The key role of infrastructures and resources in art form development
• Dance and Circus across the world
• How the body and object relate to one another
• Mutual influences
• Festivals as breeding grounds for the emergence of new opportunities and experimental work

• CLOSING WORDS 
• A starting point
• Lessons learned and how to go ahead?

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Many thanks to our curator ISACS CEO Lucy Medlycott, moderator and author Sheila Creevey, all our speakers, our project partner Circostrada Network, in collaboration with Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick) and to Creative Europe and Arts Council Ireland for their support.


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