Circus Eire presents

Bang On, Swarm & Polina Shapkina

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Circus Eire presents

Bang On, Swarm & Polina Shapkina

A triple bill soirée of acrobatic, tumble-tastic circus for all the family.

Tumble Circus’ Bang On is a ragin’, ravin’, revolutionary big top show of class circus, big laughs and dead on skill. Over one hour of hammer smashing Big Top Belfast-inspired circus. Death defying aerialist, hardcore acrobat, mind-bending jugglers and loads of craic. A circus to activate people and inspire hope.

Nobody panic, they’ve got this! Swarm is a very silly show made by very silly people about very important things. Breda, Cian and Deirdre have decided to stop climate change… with theatre! Specifically their very own version of the Irish Mythological Cycle. With dancing cows, grumpy trees and magic potions made out of terrible ideas by greedy children, how could anything go wrong? And did we mention the powerful warrior with a huge bum, a public mating ritual (done tastefully) and mouth juggling (not done tastefully) and someone will definitely cry! It’s a very silly show made by very silly people about very important things!

Polina is a Slavic-born, Irish-reared emerging contemporary circus artist expressing herself primarily through the discipline of aerial dance and secondarily through fire performance.

Grounds of exploration and inspiration for Polina’s work in recent years have been themes of the subconscious, dual identity, cognitive dissonance and elemental nature. Her work bears a mystical, ethereal feel and is often informed and inspired by Carl Jung’s study of archetypes, collective unconscious and dream analysis. More than anything, these are things that we all share as humans, no matter what our perceived differences are.

Polina is co-founder, writer and director of circus theatre group Erebidae with her partner Aoife Kavanagh. Together they enjoy creating and directing shows that are a dazzling fusion of circus, storytelling and spectacle. Polina has been performing across Ireland since 2016 and in 2020 took her work to India and Thailand with Erebidae.

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Durations:

Bang On – 55 minutes

Swarm – 40 minutes

Polina Shapkina – 8 minutes

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