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NOFIT STATE UNVEIL NEW SHOW, LEXICON

The internationally renowned circus company will bring their newest large-scale touring show, LEXICON, home to Cardiff as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover - their first performance of a large-scale tented work in Cardiff since 2015. 22 May 2018

Three circus performers rotate inside a hoop

The internationally renowned circus company will bring their newest large-scale touring show, LEXICON, home to Cardiff as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover - their first performance of a large-scale tented work in Cardiff since 2015.

With the same award winning creative team that created ImMortal, tabu, and Bianco, Lexicon is a stunning new production brings together world class circus performers, musicians, and artists in a daring, seductive and utterly contemporary take on the circus experience.

Lexicon takes place in the company’s iconic Big Top, where audiences will find an elaborate new stage and seating structure, one that harks back to the traditions and heritage of circus in the year in which the world celebrates ‘Circus250’, the 250th anniversary since the creation of circus by its founding father, Philip Astley.


Tom Rack, Cofounder and Artistic Director NoFit State:
"We’re excited to bring our new show, LEXICON to our hometown of Cardiff as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover. Past shows like BIANCO were more like aerial spectaculars in a ‘promenade’ style, where audiences would walk around with the action going on above and all around them.

"But in LEXICON we’re embracing the origins of circus with traditional style seated ‘in-the-round’ audience and some more traditional skills and techniques. There’ll still be spectacular, heart-in-your-mouth aerial skills, beautiful images and exciting live music, but now we can perform on a stage as well, which opens up world of exciting possibilities."

"We have an international cast of incredibly talented performers and an amazing creative team, it’s shaping up to be a fresh and fantastic show"

LEXICON 2018 Tour Dates

Brighton
3 May - 13 May 2018

Cardiff Bay
26 May - 9 June 2018

Rennes
18 June - 24 June 2018

Avignon OFF
6 July 2018 - 29 July 2018

Created by
NoFit State Circus

Directed by
Firenza Guidi

LEXICON is commissioned by New Vic Theatre as part of the Circus Past, Present and Future programme

Co-produced in association with Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes, Marseille Biennale International des Arts du Cirque, and Cirque Jules Verne, Le Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue, Amiens.

Supported by Arts Council England, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru – Arts Council of Wales, Lywodraeth Cymru – Welsh Government.

Registered Charity Number 1034245