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  Nofit State Circus

Nofit State Circus


John Street
Cardiff
CF10
5PE

  current production | past productions
phone | ffôn 029 20 221330
fax | ffacs 029 20 221340
e-mail address | e-bost info@nofitstate.com
web site | wefan www.nofitstate.com
director
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Ali Williams | Tom Rack | Orit Azaz
administrator
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Sam Minas
artistic policy
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NoFit State was founded in 1986 by five friends. During a politically charged time, in a recession, and as a creative reaction to the world around them, the circus was born.

Twenty-five years later NoFit State still believes that the total outweighs the sum of the parts. The company lives together, works together, eats together, laughs and cries together travelling in trucks, trailers and caravans and loving and breathing as one community. This is what creates the spirit that is NoFit State and gives the work its heart and soul.

Contemporary circus combines live music, dance, stage design, text, and film with traditional circus skills. It is rooted in the travelling community who turn up, pitch a tent, drum up an audience, and then leave with only flattened grass and a memory to show they were ever there. The circus are the strangers who live amongst us and if we run away to join them we are throwing off our inhibitions, our conventions, the rules of settled society. We are taking to the road knowing that there is no destination - only a journey.

Today, NoFit State is the UKs leading large-scale contemporary circus company, producing professional touring productions and a wide variety of community, training, and education projects for people of all ages.

Over the last five years NoFit State's touring productions have visited 15 different countries, played to audiences of over 250,000, have been critically acclaimed and won numerous prestigious international arts awards.
brief history
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An award-winning company with twelve years experience of big top tent touring throughout Wales, the UK and Europe and an international reputation for innovative, exciting and highly accessible circus theatre.

The only non animal touring circus based in Wales.

Leading the British Renaissance in large scale circus theatre spectacle, with its recent ground-breaking fusions of traditional circus skills and spectacle, with narrative drama, physical theatre, dance, music, film and new technologies

Internationally recognised for its innovative, high quality approach to community involvement and participation
selected past productions
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All productions are company devised with writers being involved in the later stages. Past productions include Alice, Treasure Island, Faust, Now-here, Prophecy, ImMortal, Science-Circus
future plans
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We are looking for new recruits of all ages so if you have ever fancied running away with the circus or you just want to keep fit and you hate the gym call or e-mail the office to sign up for new classes that start in January. Spaces are limited so sign up soon. Whatever your interest we guarantee quality teaching from the NoFit State professionals.

Mondays
6.30-8pm Youth Circus for 8-12year olds 3 for taster 30 for ten week term- starts 9th Jan
8-10pm Intermediate Aerial for over 14's must have some experience 4 a class

Tuesdays
7pm-8.30pm Beginners Acrobalance over 16's 3 for taster 30 for ten week term- starts 10th Jan
8.30-10pm Acrobalance, Acrobatics, Trampete skillshare (must have some experience) 2

Wednesdays
6.30-8pm Youth Circus for 12-16 year olds 3 for taster 30 for ten week term- starts 11th Jan
8-10pm Beginners Trapeze over 14's 4 a session

Thursdays
7-8pm Unicycling training and uni-hockey all ages welcome 1
8-10pm Juggling and manipulation skillshare over14's 2

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays call us if you want to book a circus workshop for your group.... Youth Groups, Kids parties, Hen nights, Corporate training etc. We can design a workshop for your needs

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