Circus Factory aims to support professional Circus Artists and those working in related shared artforms by providing an annual programme of professional training and development opportunities for individuals and groups at all stages of their professional development.

Masterclasses and workshops with visiting professional artists. The first intensive of the year was held on Sunday 13 January, when we were delighted to host Yeray Morillas for 2 workshops in Hand Balancing and Tumbling & Aerial Acrobatics.

Our second weekend intensive took place on Sunday 10 March: Kathryn Cooley and Maire Dee from Kath and Dawg Productions taught some excellent workshops on vertical dance.

The third intensive (6-7 April) was an incredible weekend with acrobatic duo JoliVyann.

Our fourth intensive, with aerialists Kathleen Doherty and Alexandre Duarte, took place on the first weekend of June.

The next weekend intensive is October 6th with Aaron Kos.
Sunday 6 October: Introduction to Straps click to expand
Level: Beginner / Improver - Must be able to invert unassisted from ground.

This 2 hour workshop will cover a series of fundamental and introductory ideas, skills, and pathways on aerial straps, like meathooks, drops, rolling pathways, handstands, and fundamental strength positions and power building.

10AM - 12PM / €40
Sunday 6 October: Reverse Meathooks and C-shapes click to expand
Level: Improver / Intermediate: Must be able to hold a static inversion for min 10 sec

Students will walk away from this workshop with a host of drills aimed at strengthening and building the proprioceptive pathways for skills like waist roll-ups, back flags, back balances, and hip key roll-ups.

12.15pm - 2.15pm / €40
Sunday 6 October: Spinning and Beats click to expand
Improver / Intermediate

This workshop will cover a series of fundamental swinging and spinning pathways that can be used on nearly any apparatus to help with 2 and 1-arm inversions to various positions as well as building aesthetic flow while spinning with flares.

2.30PM - 4PM / €35
Book your place

  • 10am - 12pm - Introduction to straps / €40
  • 12:15pm - 2.15pm - Reverse Meathooks and C Shapes / €40
  • 2:30pm - 4.00pm - Spinning and Beats / €35

Multiple Bookings:

  • Full Day x 3 workshops / €90
  • 2 x workshops / €65
  • Max # students per workshop: 10

Discounts available
Student / Unwaged 10% Discount: Use code: CFstudent
Circus Factory Full Members 20% Discount: Use code: CFmember
Circus Factory are delighted to bring back our week long intensive training weeks allowing extensive time for learning, development and creation with some of the most exciting artists working in a variety of circus and cross discipline art forms.

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.
Contact us
Centre Park House,
Centre Park Road
Cork City
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