Originally conceived as a live performance, members of the youth circus reimagined this Puppetry and Circus project based on oral history of Cloughjordan as a Film. It recounts school children watching the elephant and horses being led to drink from the stream.
The young people – members of Cloughjordan Circus Club – were facilitated to take this inspiration and create their own story from this moment to the present day. All of the narration is from their words and ideas. They brought their story to life with circus acts, puppetry and storytelling, and were facilitated by artists with a collaborative practice in circus, puppetry and film.
Many thanks to film maker David Knox who worked with the group to achieve this and to Arts Council Ireland for their support through the Young Ensemble Award and the Project Completion Award.
You can see our film Elephant here: https://youtu.be/WGQO95_cwd8