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Meet our Street Performers: This is Dream State Circus

4 July, 2014

World-renowned, International award-winning performance duo Dream State Circus will delight and entertain you with their dynamic performance at Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular! Come be inspired by their upbeat circle shows, a brilliant balance between comedy and danger.

Husband and wife duo Jacob and Sophie McGrath, a.k.a. Dream State Circus, have been performing together since 2000, and have travelled all over the world with their shows, winning a huge number of awards along the way.

Dream State Circus have an extraordinary array of talents including aerial silks, partner acrobalance, fire-juggling, clowning and mime. Performing as a duo requires spectacular skill and timing, and these guys have both in spades!


Image of Sophie and Jacob McGrath performing


Their talents have won the couple awards all over the world, including Canada and the UK, as well as here in Ireland where they were winners of the Killarney Summer Festival back in 2005. They have performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Kingston Buskers' Rendezvous, Chinese New Year Celebrations in Asia, and at countless other festivals and venues.

Not content with just performing, Sophie and Jacob have also created and organised their very own busking festival, Hip-Hat-Hooray in Newcastle, England, and also run workshops at schools and events where they teach the art of circus and street performance.

With a selection of People's Choice awards under their spangled belts, Dream State Circus are one act you will definitely not want to miss. Click into the video below to see them doing their thing at Buskerfest Ottawa.