Here are some highlights of this years festival, already looking forward to next year already which takes place from the 14th to the 16th of November 2014.
The National Circus festival is Ireland’s circus festival and one of the most exciting, emerging festivals in Ireland. The festival has lit up Tralee every November in a explosion of theatre, clown, aerial, fun, laughter, skill and absurdity.
Highlights from our 2012 festival shows
The Tralee Circus Festival began in 2001 as a juggling convention. It was a way for the diverse strands of a contemporary circus culture to meet, share ideas, fun and create an Irish expression for this exciting artform. Over the years the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Irelands annual contemporary circus festival.
At the heart of the festival is Circus Siamsa, a public variety show, held in Siamsa Tíre Theatre, is the national showcase for contemporary urban circus and features top national and international performers handpicked and hosted by:
The Fanzini Brothers
This years highlight is a crane performance 40m up in the air by respected Irish aerial dance company Fidget feet. Other highlights include new material from world champions and festival favorites Lords of Strut, Barcelona-based MuMusic bring us their wonderful music and circus show “Merci Bien,” and world-class juggling from Sweden’s Patrik Elmnert. ”Circus Sideshow,” a bespoke festival club, a weekend programme of circus arts workshops and master-classes from visiting artists