Cikada Circus


30 minutes (Outdoors / Indoors)

In this intimate circus experience, two acrobats welcome you into a world that yoyo’s between the harmonious and the absurd, where lines are blurred between human and nature.

Hilarious and heartwarming, this timeless tale of companionship – its ups and its downs, its joys, struggles, revenge and desire for understanding – is uniquely told through the artists embodiment of insect behaviours within their human interactions. Through this mix between habits of humans and insects, the show highlights the connectedness between humans and the rest of the natural world.

A show unfolding through dramatic irony, rich imagery and polished acrobatics, Cikada puts a smile on faces and leaves audiences captivated.

The development of the show was supported by Dublin Circus Project and Dance Ireland through the Catalyst programme.

Awarded ‘Most Innovative show’ Limerick Fringe 2019 and nominated for Judges’ Choice: Best Duo at Dublin Fringe 2018.

Music by 1900 and preshow soundscape by Craig Cox.

Performed by Ali Stanger, Henrik Gard

Artistic collaboration with Alain Servant.

Showreel of our 2019 season.

20 minutes (Museum, Gallery, Indoor space)

Belonging is a duo performance piece created specifically for indoor spaces, which revolves around the performers using stretch fabric to create moving sculptures, abstract shapes and forms to heighten senses and scenes of belonging in varying forms.

It is an aid in balance of physical and metaphorical connections between two acrobatic movement artists.

The development of the show was supported by Art Council Ireland and Nenagh Arts Centre. Commissioned by the Belonging exhibition, Limerick.

Performed by Ali Stanger, Henrik Gard

Directed by Alain Servant

Music by Craig Cox


15 minutes (Outdoor – Site adaptive)

An unexpected encounter between two contrasting characters on a park bench. Watch their worlds turn around as their unlikely friendhsip unfolds.

Encounter is a small-scale performance that takes place on a park bench using theatrical-acrobatics, suitable for all ages.

Encounter was initiated on a residency at Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr in 2021- supported by ISACS. Also supported by Carlow Arts Festivals WEDGE Fund and La Devignere, South West France.

Performed by Ali Stanger, Henrik Gard

Artistic Collaboration with Alain Servant

Photos and Illustrations: Abigail Denniston

Other Acts available, contact us for more info!