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A spectacular new high-impact, high-skill outdoor circus production using only bamboo and human bodies


A spectacular new high-impact, high-skill outdoor circus production using only bamboo and human bodies - revealing the fragility and beauty of our interconnected and interdependent life on this planet.

The artists arrive at an empty stage, bringing bundles of bamboo. They build towering sculptures which morph, transform and become an improbable, delicate circus playground that seems to defy the laws of physics. 

Inhabited by world-class circus artists and acrobats, the structures bend, and flex, adding to the tension, drama, and sense of jeopardy that lies at the heart of great circus. 

A meaningful, joyful performance with live music, comedy and amazing feats of strength and agility. We celebrate what’s possible when humans and the natural world trust each other and work in harmony.

BAMBOO is a partnership between NoFit State, Imagineer and Orit Azaz, directed by Mish Weaver. It is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, the Foyle Foundation, and Without Walls, and commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Hat Fair and Timber Festival.

BAMBOO was developed out of a collaboration between Imagineer, Orit Azaz and NoFit State to explore what circus structures, stories and performance can be created with UK-grown bamboo. For more information, visit our Bamboo Circus R&D page. 

Upcoming shows

  1. Wye Valley River Festival, Monmouth

    4 May 2024

  2. Wye Valley River Festival, Redbrook

    5 May 2024

  3. Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich

    11 May 2024

  4. Viva Cité, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France

    18 May - 19 May 2024

  5. The Walled Garden, Tywyn

    28 May 2024

  6. The Lawn, Y Plas, Machynlleth

    29 May 2024

  7. The Park, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown

    30 May 2024

  8. Foyle Maritime Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland

    29 June - 30 June 2024

  9. Timber Festival, Leicestershire

    5 July - 6 July 2024

  10. Hatfair, Winchester

    7 July 2024

  11. Ensemble Festival, Royal Docks, London

    20 July - 21 July 2024

  12. Colby Woodland Garden, Amroth

    10 August 2024

  13. Cardigan Castle, Cardigan

    14 August - 15 August 2024


Tom Rack & Orit Azaz - Co-Artistic Directors
Mish Weaver - Director
Tarn Aitken - Circus Engineer, Performer & Rigger
Dann Carroll - Producer
Rhi Matthews - Costume Design
Hannah Hunter - Rehearsal Stage Manager
David Insua-Cao  - Music & Composition




Tarn Aitken
Felix Fogg
Guillem Fluixa Martí
Laura Moy
Lily Riseley-Prichard
Nicoló Marzoli
Rosa-Marie Schmid


Presenting Partners

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Wye Valley River Festival, Articulture, Wild Rumpus, SPAN Arts, Mwldan.

bamboo circus photography by andrew moore & jon street

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