NoFit State Circus’ new production BAMBOO comes to Mid Wales, in partnership with Articulture

By 22nd April 2024Uncategorised

NoFit State Circus present six FREE performances of its new outdoor circus production, BAMBOO, across Mid Wales in Tywyn, Machynlleth and Newtown, in partnership with Articulture.

BAMBOO is 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 the Bamboo Circus R&D page. 
Photo: Jon Street

Mid Wales Tour Dates

Tuesday 28 May 12noon & 4pm
The Walled Garden
Ynysymaengwyn Camping & Caravan Park (off the A493)
Tywyn, LL39 9RY
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Wednesday 29 May 12noon & 4pm
The Lawn, Y Plas, Machynlleth, SY20 8DL
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Thursday 30 May 12noon & 4pm
Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown, SY16 2NZ

No tickets or pre-booking required – just come along! If you have any questions about your visit please email

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