Darragh Mc Loughlin and Riuchi Double Bill
Thursday 8pm – Siamsa Tíre
Darragh Mc Loughlin
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” (Edgar Allan Poe)
We do not know who he is, or how he came there. We are simply the witnesses of a wanderer with nowhere to go.
His only company is himself some round inanimate objects and his obsession with a song which he plays over and over again.
Not much seems to change in this place, except over time the man slowly begins to change and with that so does his relationship to this place he finds himself in.
Upon repeatedly confronting himself and his own sanity he falls deeper and deeper into darkness as he fights to find some sort of proof of his own existence.
“Nowhere? What’s in Nowhere? Surely there is nothing in Nowhere. If I went to Nowhere, would I then be nobody?.”
The Tale of the Ancient lights by Riuchi develops around a series of circus acts in which technology, movement, and magic meet to create a unique stage performance.
With focus and delicacy RIUCHI takes you with him. His elusive silhouette puts him outside of time, and within a borderless imaginary space he creates and destroys, moving from one chapter to the other. The props used are unique and developed specifically for this show, creating colour and light manipulation.
RIUCHI offers in this performance compelling moments that renew the perception of contemporary circus, hovering deftly between juggling, comedy, dance and magic.
“Inferno” Fire Show
Friday 6:30pm – Tralee Town Square
Information to follow
“The Hogwallops” (Lost In Translation Circus)
Friday 8:30pm – Siamsa Tire
Dysfunctional, bizarre, comic: this show centers around a family of misfits whose animalistic approach expresses itself in cruel jokes and games with an outcome of dark hilarity. Inspired by Roahl Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ and Ettora Scola’s film ‘Bruti, Sporchi e Cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad)’, The Hogwallops offers a reflection on the love/hate of familial relationships taken to the extreme. Highly skilled and creative aerial and floor acrobatics are combined with physical comedy to create an absurd, cartoonesque expression of daily life. Swinging aerial washingline antics, animalistic dinner table juggling, beautiful zimmer-frame trapeze and spectacularly fun Korean cradle drama create a truly exciting, funny and slightly twisted world. With an original score, including live music reflecting themes from domestic comedy to lost love, The Hogwallops is a treat for the eyes and ears.
Saturday 2pm & 5:30pm
At the heart of the festival is Circus Siamsa a public variety show, held in Siamsa Tíre. This year, as every year, an entirely new show has been created by Fanzini Productions for the good people of Tralee and beyond, bringing the stars of contemporary circus and street performance, magic and variety to the stage in Siamsa Tire. It’s a family show, but not just for kids that will thrill, delight and amaze the lucky audiences who are there to witness this unique spectacle! This show is a highlight of the Circus Festival and is a show not to be missed.
NEST Stage & Sunset Party
Sunday 3pm – Pearse Park
2014’s N.E.S.T. artists present to you the very last instalment of their NEST journey this year. Catch them at Pearse Park, Tralee on Sunday 16th November from 3-4.30pm, where you can see ‘Lulus World’ by Francesca Castellano, ‘Pack it Up’ by Alex Allison and ‘Strange Attractor’ by Aidan Phelan and Amélie Bal of Réalta Productions. These three new acts are all set for a future of touring around Ireland and further afield…so if you are looking for the next bright young thing…then come along to Tralee! The NEST programme came about as a partnership between ISACS Ireland, Spraoi – Waterford, the National Circus Festival of Ireland-Tralee and the Out There Festival-Great Yarmouth.
Following the NEST Stage is a the Festival Sunset Party DJ’d by the Lords of Strut!