Check out this fantastic video made by Earthbound Films of Galway Community Circus along with our Wires Crossed Galway 2020 circus school collaborators from across Europe crossing the Claddagh Basin in Galway on Saturday November 4th2017 as training for Wires Crossed Galway 2020!
Wires Crossed is a four-year European project on circus arts and well-being, focusing on funambulism (tightwire walking with balancing pole) with ten circus school partners from across Europe. One of the anchor projects of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, produced by Galway Community Circus, which aims to train some 400 people in the art of funambulism (wire walking) over the next four years.
Wires Crossed aims to highlight the importance of physical and mental health by bringing this dynamic art form to all corners of Europe. The first year of the project 2017 focuses on Erasmus+ funded partnership between Ecole de Cirque du Bruxelles (Brussels), Cabuwazi (Berlin) and Galway Community Circus through which we ran the first European 3-week training for trainer’s course, bringing together 12 trainers from Ireland, Belgium and Germany. Training opportunities were hosted by each partner organisations, culminating in the crossing of a 40m wide and 10m high canal in Brussels in September and the crossing of the Claddagh Pool in Galway in November. More news on this project to follow. Wires Crossed will culminate in a major funambulism event in Galway 2020 where participants from all over Europe will cross the River Corrib on wires together. The individual participants will get to experience funambulism’s empowering and transformative effect as we cross wires to foster healthier communities and a more balanced Europe. We would like to thank Léargas and Erasmus+ for their support on this project.
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