Project participants, photography by Kerry Whitehouse
Project participants, photography by Kerry Whitehouse

No Fit State Circus

Creative Black Country commissioned us to help coordinate groups in Sandwell for their No Fit State Circus project, a two-day event bringing together young people and professional circus performers.

We found and looked after these groups - Fusion Dance Academy, Cre8 Performing Arts, Sandwell Flyers and Rick Dubidats Black Belt Academy.

“Many thanks for your work on Open House, you did a great job at recruiting, mobilising and coordinating collaborators from Sandwell; we found them individually and collectively inspiring and we were excited by what was achieved in such a short time”. 
Orit Azaz, No Fit State Director

"It was a big bunch of fabulousness! I have wanted to try out circus skills for a long time and this gave the opportunity to.  No Fit State were extremely encouraging, talented and made me feel confident to step out of my comfort zone.  I would love to do it all again! "
Project Performer Chelsea Cartwright

"I had so much fun! I loved every minute of it and smiled for the whole time.  I would love to join the circus"
Performer Natalie Homer

Our work involved time-tabling events, transport and most importantly liaison with Creative Black Country, No Fit State and the managers, leaders and instructors of the groups involved.

The event was a great success with hundreds of people watching four performances over a two-day period.