To introduce Ireland to the magical apparatus that is “Cyr Wheel”.
Through performing in shows, coaching workshops and media exposure I hope to infect the country with the addictive, eye catching and most enjoyable of all circus apparatus.. (I may be a little biased there)
How did all this come about:
Having been introduced to the apparatus at the Irish Aerial Dance Festival back in 2013, my jaw dropped and I fell in love.
I had seen the apparatus before when Cirque du Soleil came to Dublin. I had never considered though, that someone from Ireland could do this.. strange huh?
I guess it’s the Irish way.
“Sure what would you be at that messing for?” haha
And anyway, I didn’t have time for it.
Growing up in some parts of Ireland it an be GAA or nothing..
I was going to make the Roscommon Senior Football team and win an All-Ireland medal at the time, so I couldn’t be bothering my mind with such silly things.
Time rolled on and unfortunately I didn’t win that All-Ireland, but we did manage a Connacht medal in 2010, which at the time seemed like the first of many… Funny how life goes.
Roscommon dressing room after the Connacht Final 2010
But now that life is behind me, both forced through injury and fuelled by the desire to pursue challenges as an individual.
I made myself a wheel, I practiced like hell, and fell out of it many many times.
Having taken myself as far as I could go “experimenting” and self teaching in late 2013 and early 2014, I decided I needed more help.
I have flown to both Quebec City in the summer of 2014
and Montreal in the Summer 2015 to further educate myself on the apparatus.
In between travelling abroad for training I have had the privilege of performing my acts all over Ireland, working with some fantastic people along the way.
A special thanks to:
Shane Holohan of Taking Flight: Aerial and Acrobatics Classes in Dublin
Chantal McCormick of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance
Krin Haglund of Le Radiant | The Radiant
If you would like to learn more about Roue Cyr, how to get involved, or are interested in having me perform at your event, please fill in the form.