BIANCO - Richard Davenport

NoFit State Community Circus Ltd

Letni Letna is the largest circus festival in Eastern Europe and has become one of Prague's most important festivals. This was the first time for NoFit State to perform in Prague and the audience response was extremely positive with all 18 shows sold out. The stand at the festival enabled NoFit State to expose presenters and practitioners from Eastern Europe to their work for the first time and it also provided a valuable opportunity to host key negotiations with future presenting partners from further afield.

They were able to showcase Welsh contemporary circus to informed and responsive Eastern European audiences. The strong response from the audience helped to strengthen the confidence of future presenting partners. The critical response from the press and media was universally positive, with excellent coverage of BIANCO in the local and national papers which helped to raise the profile of NoFit in Prague. Meetings held with international bookers resulted in an official invitation to bring BIANCO to New York in May 2016 and the potential for a tour in New Zealand.

WAI supported the presentation of NoFit States large-scale tented contemporary circus production BIANCO as part of the Letni Letna Festival programme in August 2015.

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