The Process has begun...
The process has begun.
We have started devising for our new production, working title - A Celebration of the Seemingly Eccentric. 🤫
There will be an informal Showing in Garter Lane Arts Centre this Tuesday @ 6pm presenting some of the props and materials, ideas and routines while still in their early stages of development...
With thanks to @garterlane @alittleroomtdc @spraoifestival & @artscouncilireland for their support, it is greatly appreciated. Xx
National Circus Festival
We had a fantastic weekend working at the National Circus Festival with Squarehead Productions.
Here's a great shot from the Renegade stage, trying the 6-Holy-Club-Pre-Tequila-Stack-Balance thing... 😜
What a weekend. Congrats to Con @fanziniproductions & the whole @circusfestireland team, what a huge undertaking all pulled together so smoothly... x
As Long As We're Here
We will be working at the National Circus Festival for the next 4 days on this fantastic project. As Long As We're Here is a series of free Endurance performances by some of Europe's top Circus artists.
We are delighted to setting up our Tight Wire & working on Production with the awesome Squarehead productions for the entirety of the festival.
The Free Endurance performances will take place in @siamsa_tire over the weekend. Drop by, these artists are amazing.! @sophia._.bla @fanziniproductions
Street Theatre Summer
Street Theatre Summer... Oot, aboot & all over the place! 🌞🤘🕶
With thanks to Rte Nationwide, @msdeevadee, @fanziniproductions, @circusfactorycork, @roguarts, @wobbly_circus, @seagency1 & the hundreds of community volunteers that make the Irish summer shimmer...
Lifelines - The Big Walk
Europe’s largest Highwire spectacle over the River Corrib and Claddagh Basin in the heart of Galway City, Lifelines is a Galway Circus project 4 years in the making. Staged on 7 x Highwires and featuring a cast of 150 people of all ages and backgrounds, audiences witnessed displays of strength and resilience over one of Ireland’s most iconic waterways.
It was one of the most challenging things I have ever done.
Huge congratulations to @galwaycircus on a massive achievement - 4 years in the making! Special mention for @acrophobiacircus & @circusfactorycork #lifelines
Project Award Production Funding
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Circus Project Award from the Arts Council to develop The Collector into a full production.
We can't wait to begin work on this project that has been in development for a no. of years now.
Huge thanks to @artscouncilireland @garterlane @nenagharts @fanziniproductions @hanan_sheedy @spraoifestival & @circusfactorycork for their continued support.
May 31st, 2022
Tis the season to be Training 😬🤘.
We have recently begun training an entirely new Circus Skill - Tight Wire Walking!
Thanks to a successful Residency proposal with the Circus Factory, and investment in Unicycle's premium Free-Standing Tight Wire Rig, we have been able to begin training in this discipline with professional mentor Tony Mahon of Acrophobia.
We have now also been lucky enough to be selected for Galway Circus' spectacular summer event Lifeline. LifeLine is Europe's largest highwire spectacle performed over the River Corrib and Claddagh Basin in Galway City. Staged on 7 highwires and featuring a cast of 150 people of all ages and backgrounds, audiences will witness a stunning display of strength and resilience over one of Ireland’s most iconic waterways.
With many thanks to @circusfactorycork & @galwaycircus, but, most of all, huge thanks to Mr. T-Bone Tony himself @acrophobiacircus for the patient persistence... x
I have to say I'm delighted to announce that I've has been selected for a one month Performing Arts Residency in the Centre Culture Irlandais (CCI) in Paris.
The residency will allow me to focus on scriptwriting and choreography for an upcoming production which will be built around the character of The Collector.
CCI's prestigious annual residency programme offers opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of Paris and the CCI, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.
We were delighted to be asked to launch Limerick's St. Patrick's Festival for Rogu Arts and Limerick county Council this week. We'll be there all day and night on 19th March, with a huge, once off show planned for that night.
Many thanks to festival director Aidan Phelan, Limerick Council and to photographer Brian Arthur for the fantastic images.
Living on the Go
Living on the Go is a celebration of the fantastical in the everyday & of the seemingly eccentric. This work-in-progress plays with the sense of safety that monotony provides and the disruption that one small change can make in a seemingly endless cycle.
"Dysfunctional furniture, ticking clocks, the muffled noise of the functional living. All the time in the world, waiting, just waiting for the long full stop..."
Sunday 12th December, 7pm - Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Will Flanagan is the artistic director of Alchemy Arts.