Wires Crossed is an international participatory project that promotes physical and mental wellbeing, safe risk-taking and social inclusion through the art of funambulism – wirewalking using a balancing pole. The project has emerged from a strong desire to raise awareness of the importance of physical and mental health.
Thousands of people across Europe are learning the dynamic art of funambulism as a way to restore balance within themselves and our communities. Funambulism is a spectacular circus art yet surprisingly accessible to all ages/abilities. It is also a powerful mindfulness tool – wirewalking conveys a sense of ease and simplicity, yet requires focus, self-belief and courage.
From September 2020 to March 2021, Wires Crossed will be delivering a workshop programme to allow people of all ages to try out this unique activity, and take their first steps towards a more balanced future. The project will culminate with a community celebration on 27 and 28 March 2021 to officially open the Irish Centre of Funambulism, with free funambulism workshops, showcases and performances.
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ and Creative Europe Programmes of the European Union and The Arts Council.