Where Dance meets Circus

January 27 2017
Limerick, Ireland
  • Focus - transdisciplinary meetings
  • "Revolver" Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company

Where Dance meets Circus

In partnership with ISACS - The Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network and the MA in Festive Arts, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Circostrada proposes a Focus meeting exploring the boundaries between dance and circus. 

Drawing on the experience of the expert panel of speakers, this Focus meeting will be an opportunity to look at examples from both sectors of cross art form experience, of art form development and of the different paths that have been taken by dance and circus, and how these routes impact the work, the artist and the outcomes.

Open to all arts practitioners, performers, choreographers, critics, academics, policy makers, researchers and writers, this interactive session aims to stimulate debate, discussion and conversation around the fundamental differences and similarities of these art forms and how we can learn from and support each other in our unique practice.


  • Alex Allison & Davi Hora, Co-Artistic Directors of Cie Maleta
  • Jazmin Chiodi, Co-Artistic Director of Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company
  • Chantal Mc Cormick, Artistic Director of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance & Professional Development Manager of the Irish Aerial Creation Centre
  • Hazel Hodgins, Programme Manager of Dance Ireland
  • Benjamin Perchet, Director of Dublin Dance Festival

Sheila Creevey, Head of Creative Programmes, Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth (UK) and Former Chair of the Dance Research Forum Ireland will be in charge of the moderation of the Focus meeting as well as the writing of the report published by Circostrada. 

The Focus meeting is proposed by Circostrada Network and ISACS, in partnership with the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland and the European Commission.