In 2018 the Herefordshire Family Festival celebrated 250 years of Circus, so The Courtyard Hereford teamed up with NoFit State and their Youth Circus, to create a brand new, specially commissioned piece to be performed in their Main House!
Exploring the past, celebrating the present, shaping the future.
NoFit State brought together their most promising young circus talent to perform a new piece, specially devised for Herefordshire’s Family Festival. The show is inspired by extensive research into the circus heritage. Audiences were dazzled by aerial artistry, acrobatics and juggling and so much more in the most ambitious Youth Circus performance to date! Building on the success of the youth troupe's previous production Circus:250 Years Young.
Look out for further developments and performances of Circus Mundi in the new year, show footage coming soon!
Photographs by Mark Robson.
Circus Mundi Cast and Crew
Youth Circus Performers
Liwanu Dodangoda Arachchi
Lee Keenor (as part of the Transitions: Young Artists project)
Ollii Park (as part of the Transitions: Young Artists project)
Creative Team and Crew
Creative Lead and Producer: Olga Kaleta
Directors: Francis Maxey and Olga Kaleta
AV Design and Production: Tamsie Thomas and Chris Thomas
Costume: Rhi Mathews
Rehearsal Director/Stage Manager: Hannah O’Leary
Guest Tutors: Bethan Dix, Esther Vivienne Fuge, Hannah O’Leary, Nat Whittingham
Rigger/Production Support: Lee Tinnion
Costume Supervisor: Maisie Wolstenholme
Tutor support: Molly Turner