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Aisling Ní Cheallaigh

A black and white photograph or Aisling Ni Cheallaigh in an acrobatic pose above water
Aerial artist and creator specialising in aerial hoop, straps and spiral movement, Aisling Ní Cheallaigh has worked extensively with Irish-based companies THISISPOPBABY, Loosey Smokes, LUXE and Tumble Circus, and is a core performer with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance.

Quite fittingly, she hasn’t sat still since being awarded her bursary; “I am absolutely delighted to be offered this residency at the Hawk's Well, in fact I’ve only just sat down after a celebratory leap around the room!”, she says. “I will use this residency to create and film an aerial straps act that explores the experience of loss. My moment inspiration comes from the sea and from seaweed in particular which has no choice but to move with the power of the ocean and which never ceases to dance in its currents”.