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. LifeLine is a free, drop-in event running continually over five hours from 1:30-6:30pm, with the finale performance of BassAlto at 5:30pm.
LifeLine uses wirewalking as a practice to improve wellbeing, and aspires to reinfuse hope into a landscape that carries great sadness and beauty. Featuring performances by professional highwire artists Oliver Zimmerman, Andrea Loreni and Ellis Grover, a 42-person European Youth Ensemble, the premiere of the Creative Europe funded show 'BassAlto,' and highwire walks by community participants from across Ireland, LifeLine will remind us that we can all achieve the impossible.
With Musical Direction by Michael Chang and Costume Design by Ella Daly.
Performances by: Cirkus Cirkör (SE), CIRQUEON (CZ), Coraggio - Die Kulturanstifter (DE), Circus Amersfoort (NL), Școala de Circ (RO), Ecolé de Cirque de Bruxelles (BE), Dublin Circus Project, Circus Factory Cork, Cloughjordan Circus Club, Galway Community Circus.
LifeLine is produced and presented by Galway Community Circus with their partners from the European Funambulism Network and is funded by the Arts Council Ireland Open Call Award, Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Mental Health Ireland, Finnish Institute UK & Ireland and Galway City and County Councils.
LifeLine is a part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2022 programme.