The NEST Stage





This year’s featured performers:


Laura Ivers – Full Circle

A spoken word, dance and hoop manipulation street performance piece philosophically exploring themes of virtuosity, awe, artistic heritage and tradition, death and personal growth.

Performer: Laura Ivers

A Dublin based circus artist, director and producer, originally with an education to MA level in Philosophy, Laura self trained in circus and has worked professionally in the circus arts sector for over 8 years. Laura has trained independently in, and performs, fire manipulation, object manipulation (hula hoop/hoopdance, ball/club juggling, staff, hat, diabolo, poi), partner acrobatics, dance and clown. Laura is also an active member, and current Chairperson of Dublin Circus Project.



Human Collective – TAO

A new work, exploring complex relationships, the search for self and the power shift within friendship. Influenced by the writing of Charles Bukowski, this tangled piece of dance examines the nuance of blame and shame. By observing the points of intersection between these two states, do we eventually find balance?

Performers: Matt Szczerek and Cristian Dirocie

Established in 2016, Human Collective is a company of creatives from a variety of artistic disciplines. Dance is the thing that brings them together. As a new Dance – Theatre Company, they are committed to developing a dance landscape that places street dance within the context of contemporary arts discourse. Most recently Human Collective presented FABLE at Dublin Fringe at Project Art Centre. The work was nominated for Best Ensemble Award.