Motionhouse & NoFit State Circus

Circus, Dance

Motionhouse and NoFit State Circus bring together their unique styles in BLOCK – an exciting new collaboration.
Twenty oversized blocks are deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes for the performers to play on, move with and explore.

What happens when dance and circus collide? When they converge, rub against each other, blend into one another.


“NoFit State and Motionhouse have been looking for opportunities to work together for several years. The desire to join forces to create a project for public spaces echoes the two companies’ commitment to making work that is accessible and provides a platform for audience development whilst pushing at the boundaries of their artforms…The initial starting point was to create a new piece for outdoor events and festival, but the easily transportable nature of the stage design give the work a versatility, making it easily adaptable to venues and unconventional spaces.”
– Ali Williams, NoFit State Circus



About Motionhouse and NoFit State Circus

BLOCK is an exciting new collaboration between Motionhouse and NoFit State Circus.

NoFit State was founded in 1986 by five friends and is the UK’s leading contemporary circus company, creating work that is poignant and poetic using circus, live music, movement and innovative design.
Founded in 1988 by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan MBE, Motionhouse is an internationally acclaimed touring dance company. The company prides itself on producing shows of outstanding quality that are exciting, accessible and enjoyable for all. Motionhouse is known for its ‘4D’ spectacles integrating music, visuals, dance, acrobatics and physical theatre.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits

Commissioned by Without Walls, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

Co-produced by Archaos, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée and Le Citron Jaune, Centre National des Arts de la Rue.