An Introduction to COUNTERWEIGHTING

Sunday, 21st April 2024, from 2pm to 5pm

€80 per person. Limited to 12 places.

What will be covered

  • Basic Rigging Awareness (equipment and safety-checking)
  • Vertical lifting of the artist
  • Vertical lifting of artist in apparatus
  • Lifting of artist/apparatus in movement (e.g. spinning)
  • Take-off and landing
  • Lots of practical time.

Note: this is an introduction to counterweighting, it is not a certification.

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WITNESS: A curated witnessing of 5 Shows in 2 days!

JOIN US on WITNESS

May 24-25: €75

5 SHOWS
CURATORS
  • Shane Holohan
  • Betty Duffy DDF2024 Supported by Dublin Dance Festival and Arts Council Ireland

Note: this is included in the CREATE project.

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Up coming events

Wednesday 4:30pm to 6:00pm 24th April

Kids & Teens

Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm 24th April

Cocoon (Mixed levels)
Fabric (skilled)
Pull-up Bar Hell (PuBH)
Open Training

Thursday 6:30pm to 8:00pm 25th April

Rope (skilled)
Hoop (mixed level)
Open Training

Saturday 10:00am to 11:30am 27th April

Kids & Teens

Saturday 12:00pm to 1:30pm 27th April

Kids & Teens
Fabric or Rope (mixed level)
Foundations (supports)
Condi-Flex

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Artist in Residence 2023: Theaker Von Ziarno Community

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Community Projects Underway Community

Our very own Manager of Community, Hannah Gumbrielle, studied Inclusion and Exclusion in Circus with Stockholm University of the Arts to further her own practice as a teacher.

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Culture Night Cabaret 2022 Community

Culture Night Cabaret and family Fun Day On the 23rd of September 2022.

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Taking Flight: Artistic Residency Announcement 2022 Community

Taking Flight: Artistic Residency Announcement 2022 Every year, Taking Flight offers a number of artistic residencies to professional artists in the Irish industry or abroad.

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CREATE: A circus act creation course Performance

CREATE: A circus act creation course In 2020, Taking Flight piloted their EXPLORE programme, a course focused on giving individual artists the tools and techniques to research and develop creative work. The success of this course pushed us to introduce CREATE in 2022.

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What our students think

I've tried a couple of studios in Dublin before to decide which one was the best for me... definitely this is the one It was a lovely class, teacher made me feel so comfortable I really had so much fun! 💓💓💓
-- Veronica


Amazing experience and wonderful teachers! ❤️
-- Megan