2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Modern Circus as we know it today, a birthday widely celebrated in UK and Ireland as Circus250. Since 1768, this art form has been constantly shifting, changing and re-imagining, taking its audiences on new adventures and all the while pushing the boundaries of risk and human endeavor. Let’s look at the extraordinary journey of the art form of Circus and most particularly focus on how Circus sometimes flirts with other art forms such as Opera. Ockham's Razor artistic director Charlotte Mooney, was one of the four guest speakers to join us at our recent Circus250 Focus in Wexford Arts Centre to celebrate 250 years of Circus in Ireland and the UK. She talked about 'Circus and Opera' and depicted some of the stunning shows she has been part of. Enjoy the read!
Are you ready for a spookily good time? Check out ISACS Network selection of Irish Spooktacular Must-sees on Halloween 2018! Immerse yourself in the Spirit of Samhain at some of the best street arts and circus events happening all over the country!
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!