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ground based course
Join us at Circus Factory for a Ground Based Course to develop yourself and your practice. Over 4 days we will facilitate workshops on partner and solo acrobatics, handstands, dance and creative exploration aimed at anyone wanting to improve or better integrate floor skills into their practice.  Open to those with and without experience. Under
Macha SheWolf

Macha SheWolf

Macha Shewolf: Ritual Performance Artist “A weaving channel of movement and prayer. Allowing truth and only truth to be heard.” Macha, an Irish, Cork-based and born professional & internationally performed, multidisciplinary artist & medicine woman with an honouring connection to the land. Intermingling fusion dance skills, haunting voice work & sound, alongside the medicine fool
Neil Feely

Neil Feely

Neil works with various different art forms, looking to find common motifs in the creative process and output. His main focus lies in the medium of music and contemporary theatrical clown.  He graduated with an MA from the Cok School of Music in 2014. He has also studied with leading clown and street theatre artists
Man with a Torch
A multi-disciplinary artist based in Cork City and one third of Slí Danu. Storytelling, expression of feeling and connection with the audience are core elements of her work which she communicates through spoken word, dance, fire manipulation, aerial/vertical dance and visual projections. Her art explores themes of identity, heritage, sexuality, autonomy, perception and the dichotomy

Michaela Heyer

Michaela has been working as a performer since 2008. Her main skills are Chinese pole, flying pole, aerial silks, acrobatics and clowning/performance skills. Her performance background includes both street and theatre performances. In 2015 she was selected as one of three artists for the N.E.S.T. (New Emerging Street Talent) program which is funded and supported
Natasha Bourke Performance

Natasha Bourke

Natasha Bourke is an Ireland-based interdisciplinary artist of Irish/Dutch descent with fine art and extensive movement/circus background. Her practice embraces performance, lens-based media, installation, archive, drawing and sound. Bourke is an Irish Arts Council Next Generation artist and has presented live/filmic/installation work, solo and collaboratively, in numerous events across Ireland/Europe, since 2007. The artist’s life/roots

Vicki Davis

I am an interdisciplinary artist living in Cork City. My practice embodies performance, installation, film, sculpture and sound. I use circus equipment a lot in my practice to bring forth the visual aspect of my thought process. Utilizing effect plays a major role in how I go about creating work and I enjoy engaging with
Cormac Mohally

Cormac Mohally

Cormac has had a passion for Circus from a young age, and has made Circus his career since training at the Belfast Circus School in ’99 – ’00. He is one half of acrobatic dance duo Lords of Strut, who went on to conquer the street by winning the Street Performers World Championship in 2013
Lidija Sola

Lidija Sola

Lidija Sola is a contemporary circus artist and producer from Croatia, and based in Cork since 2019. Her artistic practice is based on the techniques and aesthetics of contemporary circus, experimental theatre, and extreme performance. In 2012 she joined Triko Cirkus Teatar, where she taught aerial acrobatics and performed in contemporary circus plays: “Kaleidoscope”, “Snjezna
Linda Cullen Wall Running

Linda Cullen

By chance I had the opportunity to be part of an amazing circus school in Amsterdam called Circus Elleboog, they were part of a social circus network called the Caravan Network. This was the foundation of my training and love for the circus arts. From there I trained in swinging trapeze and dance in Carampa,



Elegant Stilts Portrait

Alchemy Arts

Alchemy ​are a Contemporary Circus & Street Theatre company based in Ireland, with over 13 years of experience on the national and international stage. Alchemy provide highly skilled performances​ to festivals and events with a range of uniquely tailored costumes, characters and productions.
Gracie started the circus at the age of 16 where she left her home in Ireland to join the National circus centre of London youth program. After graduating and realizing she wanted to specialize in hula hoops she set in search of the best teachers, Spin circus academy, Melbourne for circus hoops, Beijing international circus



Kilter Matter and Ghosts at Cork Midsummer Festival
We’re so excited for Natasha Bourke’s ‘Kilter, Matter and Ghosts’ at Cork Midsummer Festival. Natasha (Tash) is a Cork-based interdisciplinary artist of Irish/Dutch descent with a fine art and extensive movement background. Her practice spans performance, film, photography, installation, archive, text, drawing and sound to contemplate themes in a surreal, playful and sincere way. She
Female Circus Artist handing upside down on trapeze
Circus Factory Member Lidija Šola and her show Un(Holy) Blood has been selected to be included in the 13th Periodical Review – Maslow’s Hammer by Pallas Projects. Un(Holy) Blood has been a work in progress for many years with some people fortunae enough to witness excerpts of the show in the development stages. This year
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