Birth of Experimental Circus

The first shoots of a home-grown experimental circus spring up across the UK. On April 1st the country’s first circus school, Fool Time, opens in Bristol. Mummer&Dada (pictured) form to experiment with the interplay of circus and theatre and Circus Senso capture the spirit of the times with an animal-free circus where ‘uncaged human beings perform feats no animal would contemplate’. Five skint friends from Cardiff start NoFit State Circus, little knowing it will survive to become the UK’s largest contemporary circus company.