Photo: Michael Hussey (YoughalOnline.com)
Sensazione the theatrical fairground- Catherine St. Youghal
The Sensazione tour of Ireland brought the magical ‘Time Circus’ to Youghal recently. The fairground that runs off your energy. A high-octane carnival that’s a cross between a night at the circus and the thrill of the funfair.
Once through the gateway the audience, transported to a world of fairground folk with fantastic tales, are free to roam, following the performers from location to location and enjoying the array of custom fairground rides all made from recycled materials. In the true spirit of climate change all the energy to operate the rides comes form the patrons of the funfair….even the lighting. A globascope, a ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, or a visit to the fairground fortune teller, are all activities on offer, ……the funfair, the carnival, theatre and circus all rolled into one fantastic spectacle that is Sensazione!
Laika is an international theatre company based in Antwerp that creates a ‘theatre of the senses’. Time Circus, also from Antwerp, specialise in building innovative theatre machines.
The Sensazione tour of Ireland is a co-production between Cork Midsummer Festival, Junction Festival and Earagail Arts Festival.