Workshop with Barefeet Theatre, Zambia

Barefeet Theatre company from Zambia, along with Circus Zambia were in Dublin last week for a performance of 'Empyre,' a one-night circus spectacular. Ahead of their performance, the group hosted a workshop for a group of young writers from Fighting Words. 

Over the course of the day, our young writers created a curtain raiser for the show, which included singing, dancing, musical performances and spoken word. Taking the stage before the performance of 'Empyre,' the young writers kicked the evening off with an energetic and fun filled performance, setting the scene for the electric show that followed. 

'Empyre,' produced and performed by Wake the Beast with Barefeet Theatre(Zambia) and Circus Zambia, a magical tale of rebellion, tells a story of power, fantasy and revolution through daredevil acrobatics, circus and theatre.

Hosted by World Vision Ireland, the performance was supported by Irish Aid as part of World Vision Ireland's 'It Takes a World' campaign on ending violence against children. A short discussion with the performers followed the performance.

Below are some photographs of the event, click image to view slideshow