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ISACS Member - Aisling ní Cheallaigh and Ronan Brady
ISACS Members  - Aisling ní Cheallaigh and Ronan Brady performing How to square a circle | Photographer: SteMurray 
National Circus Festival Ireland, 8th - 11th November 2018

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ISACS Participants:

 Nicola Moran -  Circus & Multidisciplinary Artist   | View Nicola Moran ISACS profile | Read Feedback
Danielle Reck - Burlesque Aerial Performer at Missy Fortune and teacher at Lioness Aerial Fitness  | Read Feedback

For #Delve18, ISACS partnered with National Circus Festival of Ireland to offer 2 ISACS members the opportunity to experience Irish and international circus arts, conferences, and full days of training and workshops.

The lucky Delve participants had travel, accommodation, and meals covered to give them the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the full duration of one of the best Irish circus gathering of the year.



NCFI presented 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 CentreIrish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle NetworkC.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 & handbalance and the Sunday festival parade. National Circus Festival of Ireland also premiered of WomenCircusScience by Aoife Raleigh and Maria Corcoran, with the support of Circus250.


The weekend was also an opportunity to network and talk about Circus with professionals of the sector during the SHARE Open Circus Forum and Irish Youth Focus. We're also delighted to have partnered up with NCFI, to host an information session 'Know your Rights and Responsibilities' on insurance.


A full weekend of circus workshop and training also awaited the delvers 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 DanceAngelique RossMichaela HeyerAisling Ni Cheallagh and NCFI highly skilled teachers. 

See full DELVE18 Programme at NCFI | Learn more about the Delvers.


Many thanks to National Circus Festival of Ireland for their support and generosity; and thank you to Arts Council Ireland for their continued support of ISACS and our work.


Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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