In the chaos that surrounds us let’s use the festival to remember and experience why a healthy culture of arts is important to us all. The artist needs an audience, and the audience needs art, so let’s celebrate each other’s achievements, let’s begin conversations about how we, as artists and audience can plot and navigate our way towards a collective future.
Circus Factory are delighted to present a rare opportunity to participate in immersive theatre pioneers, Punchdrunk, Enrichment workshops
September 10th – 11th
Price: €160 / €120
Day 1: 2PM – 6PM
Day 2: 10AM – 2PM
This two day progressive physical performance workshop will support participants to develop their non-verbal devising skills. We use short stories as a starting point for exploring how to develop character in response to site, sound and source material.
Participants will work with an experienced Punchdrunk Performer as Facilitator who will introduce the creation methods that inform the basis that both PunchDrunk Enrichment and their original and existing performing company, Punchdrunk, score much of their unique creative process from.
Let’s talk about we see our future.
September 17th, 11am – 1pm
@Circus Factory Cork
Pitch’d is a platform for artists, producers and presenters (and anyone with an interest in this industry) to come together and talk about how they see their future. On Saturday morning there will be a roundtable discussion led by a panel of experts titled “Living in the Arts”.
Let’s sip coffee, eat pastries and network!
September 18th, 11am – 1pm
Sunday morning, at Tequila Jacks, Circus Factory invites you to be wined and dined by coffee and pastries) to talk about the industry as part of Pitch’d Festival 2022. We will share coffee, pastries and our love (or hate) for the industry while meeting new friends and collaborators.
Artists, producers and presenters, and anyone with an interest in this industry is welcome jo join us.
Circus Factory and Dance Cork Firkin Crane presents:
September 25th, 11am – 1pm
Using both improvisational and structured exercises, floor work, release movement and some basic acrobatics. The class will culminate in a choreographic phrase based on the movement devised from the show and short cool down. The class will be energising and good craic!
Circus Factory are delighted to bring the much sought-after talents of Aerialist, Emmen Donnelly to Cork for a bespoke training residency, Unlock, Explore, Create this August and September 2022
Unlock – August – Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th
Create – August – Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th
Explore – Sept – Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th
Emmen Is a credited and respected member of the Irish/Northern Irish Aerial and Circus Community. In their performance career, Emmens work expresses an analytical curiosity & creative sense of whimsy applied with a refreshing stroke of traditional dynamic technique. Always seeking to push the boundaries of Aerial Acrobatics further with a unique blend of physical discipline layered over rich narratives, Emmen cuts an impressive physical presence on stage, and is highly respected for the use of their technical and personable creative skills.
This opportunity is open to aerial artists at all stages of their practice and who are ready to engage in a deeper creative approach to their training and performance. The participants will ideally by available for all 3 residencies which will culminate in an opportunity to present work at a showcase evening for Circus Factory’s highlight of the year, Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts Festival in September 2022.