Parklife

NoFit State Circus

Cardiff

2009

NoFit State hurled the tent off its circus to unleash a fiesta of invention, spectacle and creative collision. Parklife reinvented what is possible in public space, and created an exuberant new form of outdoor circus theatre.

Parklife brought an impressive aerial playground to the public and embarked upon a creative journey before their very eyes.

100 deck chairs invited passers-by and local residents to join a joyful open-air circus residency. With Parklife, NoFit State drew in the energy, passion and talents of communities up and down the UK through taster workshops, open house rehearsals, impromptu performances and early morning happenings.

Cheerleaders, kickboxers, free-runners and belly dancers worked together with NoFit State’s international company of world-class circus artists to craft thrilling large scale outdoor shows, uniquely for and by the community.

Parklife pushed the boundaries of what can happen in public space to deliver a powerful, inspiring and spectacular celebration of the passion people share for what they do.

About NoFit State Circus

NoFit State is the UK’s 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 ten years, NoFit State’s touring productions have visited 19 different countries, played to audiences of over 460,000, as well as receiving critical acclaim and winning numerous prestigious international arts awards.

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Supported by Without Walls (2009).