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Wires Crossed takes its second steps!


Wires Crossed - A Balancing Act for Europe is a four-year European project on circus arts and well-being, focusing on funambulism with ten circus school partners from across Europe as one of the anchor projects of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Read our previous article on Wires Crossed takes its first steps to learn more about the project.

Read on to discover the training and canal crossing pictures and videos. We even have a sneak peek of Team ISACS giving funambulism a try! We are happy to share with you the lessons we've learned!

The first year of the project 2017 focuses on Erasmus+ funded partnership between Ecole du Cirque de Bruxelles (Brussels), Cabawazi (Berlin) and Galway Community Circus through which they ran the first European 3-week training for trainer’s course, bringing together 12 trainers from Ireland, Brussels and Germany. Training opportunities were hosted by each partner organisations, culminating in the crossing of a 40m wide and 10m high canal in Brussels in September and the upcoming crossing of the Claddagh Pool in Galway in November.

Watch Brussel Canal Crossing!

Training at Galway Community Circus [Galway]

Photographer: Claire 
Sheehan | ISACS & Galway Community Circus member.

Angelique Ross - Tumble Circus in training [Berlin] ISACS & Galway Community Circus member.

Photography: Wires Crossed Galway 2020

Aidan Phelan in training - Galway Community Circus [Brussels] ISACS & Galway Community Circus member.

Photography: Wires Crossed Galway 2020

Team hard at work at Centre Europeen de Funambulisme [Brussels]

Photography: Centre Europeen de funambulisme - Bruxelles

Sandra Gonzales Bandera canal crossing [Brussels] ISACS & Galway Community Circus member.

Photography: Centre Europeen de funambulisme - Bruxelles

Aidan Phelan Culture Night workshop [Galway] ISACS & Galway Community Circus member.

Photography: Charlotte Haffner

Charlotte Haffner - ISACS with Sandra Gonzales Bandera - Galway Community Circus trying out the tight wires on Culture Night [Galway] 

What we learned from trying out 'funambulism' at Galway Community Circus Culture Night's tight wires workshop:

Rule number 1 of funambulism: the heaviest pole, the better

Rule number 2 of funambulism: pole leveled at bellybutton
Rule number 3 of funambulism: bend your back a little bit & start walking!

The story is to be continued with the next workshop in November 1st and 2nd at Galway Community Circus and Galway Claddagh Basin crossing in November.  More training coming up in 2018 with Wires Crossed officially part of Circus250 2018 Irish programme. We will keep you posted!

You can now also follow the latest news on the project by following the Facebook page Wires Crossed Galway 2020. For more information log onto www.galwaycommunitycircus.com or email info@galwaycircus.com


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00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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