Macnas energise audiences with interactive performances at festivals and celebrations around the globe, bringing stunning large-scale images and brilliant chaos to the streets of the world. These pioneers of invention have toured the world performing with U2, celebrated the millennium in New York Times Square, and been part of the magic at the MTV awards, performed in China, Australia, and San Francisco. Macnas are ambitious, contemporary and utterly unpredictable. Macnas is still firmly rooted on the streets of Ireland with its highly acclaimed annual Macnas street spectacle, which takes place in their home town of Galway.
Under Artistic Director Noeline Kavanagh, the combination of diverse art forms, bespoke visual aesthetic, live performance, original composition and narrative, provide powerful ways of connecting audiences in an interactive and immediate way.
Conjuring up playful, delicious and delirious stories that are extensions of the human condition, a Macnas show ignites, excites and invites the unpredictable. Macnas sits in a world on the edge of things where stories emerge and journeys begin, inviting unlikely encounters and exhilarating experiences between audiences, communities and ourselves.