Belleek Woods, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Saturday, 16th October, 11am

Presented by Ballina Fringe Festival in conjunction with Coillte

Breath is the beating heart of life. How can we breathe together again?

 Breathe is a lyrical, exciting, relevant performance about the pathway from exhaustion to recovery expressed through circus. The performers become exhausted trying to do a trick too often, so fail. Only when they take a rest, recuperate, can they do their astonishing acts again. We all need time to recover, time to breathe.

Through circus, Breathe illustrates how the Earth also needs ‘recovery periods’, to enable it to breathe. We need to give the Earth time to breathe, too. It’s exhausted, over-mined, deforested, on fire. In a time of Covid19/post Covid, when the touch of another’s breath is fraught with fears, our ambition is that, by the end of the performance, the whole audience will breathe rhythmically, in time, together again. The audience are our lungs. We will recover together.

Workshop at 12pm – limited spaces

This performance is followed by a workshop at 12pm – SKIP ALONG. 20 minute skipping workshop, learning to skip the circus ecology way – Limited spaces – book separately here!

3pm – 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.

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