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Want to watch a spooky circus project show?

Dublin Circus Project is a non profit organisation working to bring the circus arts to life in Dublin. They are based at Bannow Business Centre on Bannow Road, Cabra and keep expanding and buying new equipment. For this, they organise regular fundraising kickstart projects and perform live for you!

I attended their event on Saturday 31st October 2015 at Back Loft Gallery, St Augustine Street, Dublin 8.

For more information about the event and the circus centre, check out these links:

https://www.facebook.com/events/304036816386575/

https://www.facebook.com/dublincircusproject/info/?tab=overview

http://dublincircusproject.com/dublin-circus-centre/

Enjoy the pictures and video snippets below and apologises for the quality, flash wasn’t allowed to be used during the performance!

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B-Xtreme break dance crew live performance at Bray Summer Festival 2014

As you can see from the below picture, Bray Summer Festival lines up lots of cool acts for both adults and children. If you haven’t made it this weekend, don’t worry as it will still continue until the start of August 2014!

Bray Summerfest Programme 2014

I have had the pleasure to attend the B-Xtreme high-energy acrobatic interactive break dancing show. At the Bray Summerfest, the crew was composed of 3 dancers: Anthony Ready Rosa, Christopher Cuba Munoz and Jose Mini Collon. They come from New York City, USA.

These award winning performers have not only brought dance from the streets but have exhibited their talents to colleges, festivals, half-time, shows film and special events (they performed at the well known America’s Got Talent TV show in 2013) around the world. Their shows are packed with acrobatic stunts, hilarious antics, and the hottest dance moves, and by combining their cutting-edge dance choreography with performing talents, they deliver an unforgettable experience that leaves crowds cheering for more.

B-Xtreme breakdancing crew

I have filmed their live performance on Saturday 12th July at Bray Summerfest 2014, in which they both deliver a brilliant dance route as well as getting the audience involved. So sit tight and watch the whole video!

If you are interested in following them or booking them for an event, check their website:

http://www.b-xtreme.us/contact/

 

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Diversity Crew – Limitless 4th UK/Ireland 2013 Tour in pictures and videos

For fans of Diversity Crew and hip hop styles dances or even acro balance, this is a post-event review in pictures and videos, you don’t want to miss out!

I have been lucky to be able to attend the Diversity Limitless show at the O2, Dublin, Ireland, last Saturday 30th November 2013.

First of all, to my amazement, the show wasn’t only about new style hip hop and the crew itself but gathered different dancers, gymnasts, magicians, and musicians.

I have taken some pictures and videos of the event as well as gathered information about the dancers, acrobats, and illusionist who took part in the event.

Now, let me do a brief presentation of the artists (with their pictures) who are not part of the Diversity Crew itself:

Antoine Marc

Antoine Marc was born in Martinique (French Caribbean Island) and started to dance ballet at 4 years of age at the Caribbean Ballet School of Betty Bylon. He has also been an aerialist and acrobat, working for international productions.

Ling

Ling started dancing in 2004 as a self-taught b-boy, becoming part of the dance group trinity warriors in 2008. He has also become a worldwide competitor.

Acropolis

Acropolis is composed of female and male international elite Great Britain medal-winning acrobats and gymnasts.

Boadicea Ladies

Boadicea dance company was brought together by leading female artist Rhimes Lecointe (street dance 3D and into the hoods) to be a kink in the realm hip hop and commercial dance.

Frazer Freeze

Frazer ‘Freeze’ Bennett is a music producer, composer, and mashup artist from Bournemouth, UK, who fuses urban music with orchestral arrangements, funk, soul, hip hop, R’n’B, pop, dubstep and electronic music.

James Moore

James Moore is a master illusionist doing all his tricks ‘live’  with no camera edits or special edits.

Secondly, you will find below a snapshot of the show story plot:

The Story plot

Finally, you will find below a diaporama of pictures taken during the event as well as videos from some of their choreography:

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Cirkafrica – an african circus

I have recently been watching this amazing African circus on a French channel and would like to share with you a snippet of the show as well as information about its storyline, artists, tour dates, etc…

This circus is employing 50 artists, musicians, dancers, acrobats, contortionists, diabolos, jugglers, acrobatic balancing, tap-dancing, gum boots, hoops, bouncing balls, aerobatics, foot jugglers across Africa. Similarly to Le Cirque du Soleil’s concept, this circus doesn’t make use of animals.

The show lasts 2 hours and tells the story of José, an absent-minded pilot, who crashes lands in an unknown place that turns out to be Africa. Is he confronted by true hostile elements or is he simply conditioned by clichés? You will discover that once his fears are dispelled, he approaches the indigenous people who, in turn, also set aside their reservations to build a friendship with the pilot that will lead to the true fraternity.

These African artists are touring in many places in France until the end of February 2013. For more information, check out this link and click on “réserver” and again on that same button next to the date and place of your choice to access the different rates (click on “dates suivantes” at the bottom of the list to view all available show dates/places):

http://www.cirquephenix.com/creations/cirkafrika-3-2/ 

Finally, you will find below the teaser advertisement as well as a video reportage about the artists, their background/country of residence, how they trained and got recruited.

Anybody tempted to go and watch one of their shows, now?

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About circus acrobalance classes and shows in Dublin

Ever dreamed to pick up some circus techniques ? Ever wanted to gain more flexibility and/or strength ?

Lisette Krol is giving regular flexibility and acrobalance classes on Dominick Street Upper, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Have a look at the below slideshow, to get an idea what is acrobalance is about, what kind of tricks you will be learning and other information related to her courses.

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For those who do not know where Tribe Fitness Dance Studio is located, check out the below link:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/TribeFitnessDanceStudio?fref=ts

If you are interested in watching her shows, she is regularly performing around midnight onwards on fridays at the Dragon pub (south great georges street).

Finally, I came across this beautiful UK circus website and thought you might like to check out these stunning african acrobats as well:

http://circusperformers.org/ghana-afican-acrobats.html

Enjoy and come along for a taster class!