Taking Flight is dedicated to the development of circus arts through 3 strands: education, performance and community.
We run a regular schedule of classes for children and adults as well as developing coach education. Classes include silks, rope, trapeze, cocoon, wall running, hoop, straps, and acrobatics, as well as a variety of workshops and bespoke courses. Our coach education includes a variety of pedagogical and technical courses with partners such as Ecole Nationale De Cirque, High Performance Rigging, LEGacy Circus, Sport Ireland, and many individual international circus artists and educators.
We develop bespoke responses to local needs, working with community groups such as Wet n’Wild and BeLongTo, running family introduction days, as well as longer courses and performances such as the Schools Project in partnership with St. Marys and Trinity Comprehensive. We are currently working with Erin Ball of LEGacy Circus and Cara of Sport Ireland on our upcoming adaptive aerial syllabus with a focus of making circus accessible to people with disabilities.
We provide professional development for emerging and established artists through opportunities supported by Arts Council Ireland, such as artist residencies, act creation course the Create Project, specialist workshops, and dedicated choreography classes. Some of our performances include Culture Night, Bloom Festival, Electric Picnic, various student showcases including the Performance Project, in aid of Women’s Yoga Hub Gaza.