CURRENT ARTIST RESIDENCY
In 2019, Aduantas was founded as a multidisciplinary performance group with a focus on immersive storytelling through acrobatics, aerial, contemporary circus and dance with outside-the-box staging and audience engagement. Their 2020 multi-award winning short film, ‘To The Waters and The Wild’ was filmed in Wicklow as an adaption of a 2019 live performance at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Inspired by shared histories, space and a place to make unique locations become characters, Aduantas has a particular interest in accessibility for both audiences and artists, which has stemmed from members of their group working with children and adults of varying additional needs, social circus projects worldwide, and personal experiences of disabilities and injuries. A core element of their drive behind creating Aduantas was to provide opportunities to those who are passionate about performance, not exclusively professionals. They believe everyone who is driven to practice, create and perform should have the chance to do so.
At Killruddery, Aduantas’ residence is mostly based at the Sylvan Theatre where on-going training, practice and immersion in this heritage horticutural landscape will be inspiration for their next show, which they hope to perform in our gardens in August 2022 – watch this space.