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Sclimpíní - Dancing Lights: A Mesmerising Circus Experience in Dublin This December.

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

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As the festive season approaches, Dublin City becomes alive with a plethora of events, and this December, the Dublin Circus Project presents a spectacular show that promises to be a highlight of the city's cultural calendar. Titled "Sclimpíní - Dancing Lights", this contemporary circus show is set to captivate audiences with its unique blend of artistry and enchantment.

"Sclimpíní - Dancing Lights" is not just a circus show; it's a journey into a mystical realm. Created by 12 emerging professional artists as part of the Dublin Circus Project's BOOST training program, this multidisciplinary show leads the audience into the liminal space inhabited by magical beings. Imagine a world where these beings twist, contort, climb, fall, throw, and catch, all before vanishing back into the mist – this is the world that awaits you.

This show features a mesmerising mix of performances including aerial rope, live music, juggling, trapeze, clown acts, acrobatics, hula hoop, hand balancing, and even unique acts like hat and chair manipulation. The diversity of acts ensures that there is something to delight everyone, making it a perfect event for family entertainment.

The beauty of "Sclimpíní - Dancing Lights" lies in its universal appeal. Suitable for all ages, it promises to be a magical experience for children and a sophisticated artistic event for adults. However, please note that the performance will include a smoke machine, adding to the ethereal ambience of the show.

Event Details:

Ticket Prices: €15 for General Admission, €10 for Under 12s.

Time & Date: 3 pm & 6 pm, 10th of December 2023.

Venue: The Complex, Arran Street East, Dublin 7 – an accessible venue for all.

The Artistic Team:

The show boasts an impressive lineup of performers including Gary O'Rourke, Sadbh Grehan, and Hannah Ryan, among others. The expertise of tutors like Fadi Zmorrod and Deidre Griffin, combined with the visionary direction of Alain Servaint and choreography by Deidre Griffin, ensure a top-tier performance.

The Dublin Circus Project Legacy:

Since its inception in 2009, the Dublin Circus Project has been a cornerstone in developing circus arts in Ireland. From hosting workshops to producing shows, the DCP has continually fostered artistic talent. The opening of The Barn in Frederick Court and the later establishment of the Dublin Circus Centre are testaments to the DCP's commitment to the arts.

In recent years, the Project has expanded its reach, engaging over a thousand youth students and providing numerous adult classes. The addition of a dance studio and the creation of original productions like "All Hallows Circus" and "Poe" reflect the dynamic and evolving nature of the DCP.


"Sclimpíní - Dancing Lights" is more than just a show; it's a celebration of talent, creativity, and the magic of circus arts. It's an invitation to step into a world of wonder, a perfect way to add some sparkle to your December in Dublin. Whether you are a circus aficionado or looking for a unique family outing, this event is not to be missed. Book your tickets now and be part of this enchanting experience!


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