What I Do: Kim McCafferty, street performer, maker and director
I grew up in Cavan town and I was very lucky there was a brilliant gymnastics club, Irish dancing and youth drama. That had a massive formative effect on me as a young person.
My dad was a touring musician all of his life, full of fun and performance, and his father before him, so there was a lot of music and culture at home. I was aware of that buzz of being in front of an audience from a young age.
I did a degree in French and Spanish in Galway. The streets there were electric. You would hear a crowd gathering around buskers or street theatre, and I would drop whatever I was doing and run. Not just to watch the show, but to watch the audience’s reaction and how they engaged with it all. … link to full length article at The Irish Times.
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