It may have been mid term break, but that doesn't mean we took a break here at Galway Community Circus. We had plenty to keep us occupied between this year's annual Macnas parade, TechCircus and many other circus happenings including attending a Leargas forum meeting.
Macnas energise audiences with interactive performances at festivals and celebrations around the globe, bringing stunning large-scale images and brilliant chaos to the streets of the world. This years story “Out of the Wild Sky” celebrated the act of transformation being unleashed upon the city. A world that is hypnotic and intoxicating, glittering, mysterious and filled with shadowy and noble things. At Galway Community Circus we were over the moon to be involved in this year's Macnas parade. GCC staff and some of our more passionate young members created something truly stunning and spectacular as part of this year's spectacle. Our incredible Aidan Phelan of Realta, worked hard with our next generation of stilt walkers - Darragh, Caoimhe, Sigrid and Iseult, rocked the parade with their energy. The parade ended with the beautiful presence of our expert stilt walkers angels, Gwen, Amelie and Benoit, who illuminated the show with their great performance. We are so proud of each and every one of you, staff and members, we hope you are all very proud.
November started wonderfully with ten children from both GCC and Foróige taking part in a Techspace project. A celebration of technology and young people’s creativity. We hosted a three day workshop which ended with a showcase at the Google foundry in Dublin, where our young members wired “makey makeys” onto a tight wire, cooperative rolabola games and other experiments. Many people were captivated by this innovative way to combine circus skills with technology. They want us back next year! The workshop had been supported by Camera, Techspace and NYCI, in collaboration with Foróige. Thank you to Creative Tech Space and Foróige for this experience!
Leargas - Two of our new team members, Sarah and Carolina, had the great opportunity to take part in the annual Léargas forum in Dublin. It was a magnificent chance to learn more about the international programmes available, concrete examples of all the work done through Erasmus +, and a fantastic chance to join some interesting workshops which provided inspiration for project planning.