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Join Ali Stanger and Henrik Gard, co-founders of the acrobatic performance company Cikada Circus, for a lively acrobatic children’s workshop. 

This workshop will begin with an exploratory walk around the scenic grounds of IMMA and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. On this walk our young participants will be encouraged to take in the incredible architecture of the RHK building, the intriguing details of IMMA’s outdoor artworks and the beautiful bio-diversity of the site. 

Taking inspiration from this walk, participants will then work with Ali and Henrik to create short theatrical and movement based performances. During this workshop, they will also explore the role of performers in physical theatre and of an audience.

Register your place now for this lighthearted and fun performance lab.  No previous experience in performance required. Suitable for children aged 8 -12 years old. 


Cikada Circus

Cikada Circus is an acrobatic performance company founded and performed by Ali Stanger & Henrik Gard. Their focus is on weaving acrobatic movement with abstracted everyday narratives with a splash of comedy. The company’s debut show ‘Cikada’ (2018) was inspired by the 1953 poem Cikada by Swedish poet Harry martinson and the show has since toured Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Italy.  

In 2022 they launched two new shows – ‘Belonging’, for exhibitions and museums, and ‘Encounter’, a pop up site-adaptive performance that takes place on a park bench and celebrates chance encounters and the sharing of world views and lifetyles.  

Cikada Circus has kindly received support from Arts Council Ireland, Dance Ireland, Dublin Circus project, Carlow Arts Festival, and Arts Council Northern Ireland. The company divides their time between Dublin, Belfast and the rest of the world.