Don’t miss the Varekai’s Cirque du Soleil show in Dublin!

VAREKAI – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S SHOW

If you have missed the Varekai show (Friday 10th February 2017), do not worry because Le Cirque du Soleil is having several touring dates in pretty much each city! Right now, they are touring in Europe, so if you’d like to watch their live performance, book your tickets on Ticketmaster:

http://listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/cirquedusoleil

I took these two pictures at the show start to show you a bit the decor, lighting and costumes!👏🎭🎪

Varekai

If you have already missed the shows in your city, I am happy to share with you beautiful pictures of their programme as well as the full show in a video!😉

VAREKAI SHOW PROGRAMME AND STORY PLOT

First, let me share with you a slideshow of the programme explaining you a little bit more the Varekai’s story plot! Please note that not all pictures from the programme are included. I sampled the most important ones to understand the story!

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And now, although I wasn’t allowed to film or take further pictures, I have some good news for you!✨👍 I have found on YouTube the complete show filmed!😍🎁

VAREKAI FULL SHOW IN VIDEO

You will be able to enjoy as well their live music bringing an additional touch to the already incredible show!🎤🎻🎷🎸

And you, did you go and watch the live show? What did you think about it? Share with us your impressions!

 

Want to watch a spooky circus project show for Halloween?

DUBLIN CIRCUS PROJECT

First of all, what is this project about? 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.

Secondly, why are they organising fundraising campaigns? Because they keep expanding and buying new equipment. Consequently, they organise regular kickstart live performance projects!

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

THEIR EVENTS AND CENTRE

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

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

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

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

SPOOKY CIRCUS LIVE RECORDINGS AND PICTURES

Finally, enjoy the pictures and video snippets below. Apologises for the quality, the flash wasn’t allowed to be used during the performances!

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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About aerial circus silks classes in Dublin

If you are looking for something new and exciting to try out as well as want to tone yourself, then get started with aerial silks! If you live in Dublin or around, there are classes held at 10 Exchequer street, Dublin 2.

For those who don’t have any clues how it looks like, check out the below pictures of duos and solos. Obviously, you do not need to be that flexible to do some nice moves!

aerial silks duet

aerial silks duet

aerial silk

aerial silks

So..tempted ? If that’s the case, the new term will start on September 16th 2013! There’s a bunch of new classes besides the regular weekly ones including:

Aerial cocoons:
Parent & Child (Ages 4 – 7 plus adult) / Saturday at 10:00am
Youth (Ages 8+) / Saturday at 11:00am
Adult 18+ / Wednesday at 9:00pm

Youth aerial silks
Sunday 10:30am – 12:00

If you are looking for the regular timetable of other classes, check the below website link:

http://www.aerialcirque.org/

Finally, check out their Facebook fan page to see what they are up to!

https://www.facebook.com/riacirque?hc_location=stream

Creative and innovative arts space in Paris

If you are looking for a place to practice for free your dance or circus skills, or simply want to come and watch an affordable show, whether experimental theater, music or else, “Le 104”, 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris (19th district, close to Riquet metro station) is the right spot to come to!

This creative space is open to everyone and promotes collaboration, exchange and innovative ideas of all kinds. The building consists of a big public hall, research workshops and performance areas.

Want to know more about it ? Check out the pictures taken on Saturday 9th March 2013 (slideshow) as well as their website below:

http://www.104.fr/en/practical-information.html

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Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

For circus and dance fans alike, this is a show not to be missed!

The famous Cirque du Soleil is promoting its new show: a fusion of circus skills and Michael Jackson dance moves.

To know when it is coming near you and book your ticket(s), check out this link:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/michael-jackson-tour/default.aspx

If you want to view more pictures from Le Cirque du Soleil productions, check out their Pinterest account here:

http://pinterest.com/cirquedusoleil/

Finally, you will find below 2 great videos: The Immortal World Tour introduced and explained by Michael Jackson dance choreographer Travis Payne, and a brief showcase of a choreography from the Immortal World Tour.

Cirkafrika – an African circus touring in France in February 2018

I have watched for the first time a few years ago this amazing  Cirkafrika, an African circus on a French channel.

First of all, I would like to share with you a snippet of their upcoming show as well as information about its storyline, artists, tour dates, etc…

cirkafrika - an African circus touring in France in February 2018

What is Cirkafrika?

Cirkafrika is an African based circus employing 50 artists across Africa, namely:

  • musicians,
  • dancers,
  • acrobats,
  • contortionists,
  • diabolos,
  • jugglers,
  • acrobatic balancers,
  • tap-dancers,
  • gumboots, hoops, bouncing balls artists,
  • acrobats,
  • foot jugglers.

They mainly tour in France. Similarly to Le Cirque du Soleil’s concept, this circus doesn’t make use of animals.

Now, what is the current show’s theme?

This year, the show tells the story of a small gifted monkey going for an adventurous trip to the vast plains of China. He meets many monsters ready to eat him to obtain 10 000 life years. But it’s  without counting on the superpowers of the small animal, at times funny, at times powerful and at times crafty. The monkeys’ king is the widely known story told to Chinese children.

Cirkafrika is currently touring in main cities in France from 3rd to 11th February 2018. You can watch a video teaser for this year’s show here:

If you would like to book your tickets, check this link to view available dates, seats and rates:

https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/resultat?ipSearch=cirkafrika

If you can’t get tickets or can’t make it for these dates, check on their website their next touring dates by clicking on ‘Réservez’:

CirkAfrika 3

Finally, you will find underneath 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? If that’s the case, hurry as it’s getting very quickly booked out!

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!