• NoFit State Circus

    NoFit State Circus, Tabu

    Circus of the senses. Founded in 1986 by five skint friends from Cardiff, NoFit State has grown steadily over the years to become the UK's largest contemporary circus. The main strand of the company's work is characterised by a strong commitment to youth/community practice (with artists who've emerged from NFS training programmes often appearing in the professional shows), and by large-scale immersive shows which are performed around a standing, moving audience (with the productions Immortal, Tabú and Bianco all directed by long-time collaborator Firenza Guidi). As their resources have grown, NFS have also been instrumental in supporting and mentoring young artists/companies.

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    By John Ellingsworth on 3 February 2010 in Interviews

    'My desire to create work in non-conventional places, my desire to create work in what became a label, 'site-specific', comes not from a trend. I've been doing it for 25 years. And why? Because live performance—and I'm not calling it theatre or otherwise, I'm calling it live performance—is 150 years behind the visual arts. Live performance is still very much, in terms of how it is being read, is very much that proscenium arch left-to-right without ever challenging the thinking process of the viewer.'

    Sideshow interviews director Firenza Guidi about her work on 6½ Flying Circus' first show, Canto - The Last Flying Chance in the North; her long-term collaboration with NoFit State; her collaborations with space; and lab work on NoFit State's new piece for the hated pros arch.

    By John Ellingsworth on 31 March 2009 in Reviews

    If you’re going I recommend tanking up beforehand. Not entirely facetiously; when you first walk in and the performers greet you and talk to you like they’ve known you forever a little alcohol will probably smooth over the dialogue.

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    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    19/08/2014 to 25/08/2014
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    12/08/2014 to 17/08/2014
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    05/08/2014 to 10/08/2014
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    29/07/2014 to 03/08/2014
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    03/06/2014 to 07/06/2014
    NoFit State Big Top
    Cardiff
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    27/05/2014 to 01/06/2014
    NoFit State Big Top
    Cardiff
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    23/05/2014 to 25/05/2014
    NoFit State Big Top
    Cardiff
    NoFit State Circus, Noodles | Photo: Farrows Creative
    29/10/2013 to 31/10/2013
    Theatr Mwldan
    Cardigan
    NoFit State Circus, Noodles | Photo: Farrows Creative
    24/10/2013 to 26/10/2013
    Warwick Arts Centre
    Warwick
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    04/09/2013 to 08/09/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Brecon
    NoFit State Circus, Noodles | Photo: Farrows Creative
    21/08/2013 to 25/08/2013
    New Town Theatre
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    21/08/2013 to 26/08/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    14/08/2013 to 19/08/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Noodles | Photo: Farrows Creative
    14/08/2013 to 19/08/2013
    New Town Theatre
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Noodles | Photo: Farrows Creative
    07/08/2013 to 12/08/2013
    New Town Theatre
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    07/08/2013 to 12/08/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Noodles | Photo: Farrows Creative
    02/08/2013 to 05/08/2013
    New Town Theatre
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    02/08/2013 to 05/08/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Edinburgh
    NoFit State Circus, Noodles | Photo: Farrows Creative
    25/07/2013 to 27/07/2013
    Gardyne Theatre
    Dundee
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    16/07/2013 to 20/07/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Bangor
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    12/07/2013 to 14/07/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Bangor
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    02/07/2013 to 06/07/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Narberth
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    28/06/2013 to 30/06/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Narberth
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    18/06/2013 to 23/06/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Bristol
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    11/06/2013 to 16/06/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Bristol
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    07/06/2013 to 09/06/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Bristol
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    29/05/2013 to 02/06/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Brighton
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    22/05/2013 to 27/05/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Brighton
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    14/05/2013 to 19/05/2013
    NoFit State Big Top
    Brighton
    NoFit State Circus, Bianco
    01/05/2013 to 04/05/2013
    Wales Millennium Centre
    Cardiff

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