Breathe: Circus to Make You Gasp

A two-person 35 minute outdoor ecology circus show about recovery

Breathe is a lyrical, exciting, relevant performance about the pathway from excess and exhaustion to recovery, expressed through astounding and unusual circus.

Tackling ecology and wellbeing, Breathe is a circus show for all ages filled with the hope of recovering together.

We all need time to recover, time to breathe. Through circus, Breathe illustrates how the Earth also needs to be nurtured. It’s exhausted, over-mined, deforested, on fire. We’ve used up all its resources. The performers have used up all their resources too, so fail. Only when they take a rest, recuperate, can they do their astonishing acts again – and the Earth recover too.

Breathe workshops:

  • SKIP ALONG. 20 minute skipping workshop, learning to skip the circus ecology way.
  • UNPLUG AT THE SNOOZE INN. Lie back and listen to soothing words on headphones with your friends and family on giant bean bags in a dedicated chill out space under the sky.

Thanks to Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Award and Festival of Curiosity Prototype 2020 Award for supporting the development of Breathe.

What People Say

‘Breathe: Circus to make you gasp’ was one of the standout performances of Ballina Fringe Festival 2021. Set in the beautiful surrounds of Belleek Woods, this circus adventure was a joy to have as part of our programme. As we continue to face the challenges of the Covid pandemic, the subtle and timely message conveyed in this performance is powerful, engaging and entertaining.’ 

Ballina Fringe Festival