NoFit State Circus Makes Debut In US & China As Company Turns 30
In its 30th anniversary year, the UK’s leading contemporary circus company NoFit State will celebrate two significant milestones in the company’s history as it performs the Asian and North American Premieres of its internationally-acclaimed show, Bianco. The company performs at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong (17 – 21 February) and at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York City (3 – 29 May).
To meet the sense of the occasion, the company has taken on one if its biggest logistical operations yet, sending 40 company members, 1.5km of rope, and nearly 16 tonnes of equipment across 25,000km of sea, air and land.
In Hong Kong, the company will use brand new aluminium structures specially commissioned by the presenting partner (Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department), and in New York the company’s iconic ‘spaceship’ tent will be pitched up in an even more iconic location; underneath the Brooklyn Bridge overpass.
Tom Rack, Creative Producer for BIANCO: “When we first started the company back in 1986, there were three places we wanted to tick off our touring ‘bucket list’, they were London, New York and anywhere in Australia.
We ticked off two of those when we performed at London’s Roundhouse and Perth International Festival a few years ago, so when we finally get to see ‘NoFit State’ plastered on billboards in Hong Kong and in New York this year, it will be a really proud moment for everyone involved with the company.”
For its performances of BIANCO in New York, the company has received a range of support and funding from a number of backers including sponsorship by the Welsh Government and funding from Wales Arts International and The City of Cardiff Council.
BIANCO IMAGES: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y0afowmzatbgk8f/AADvqm2c0mA6vMeRfSEtNRO8a?dl=0
BIANCO VIDEO: https://youtu.be/CTzjqwqZIwg
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