Lords of chaos and progenitors of new circus, Archaos embrace danger, aggression, iconoclasm, loudness, badness. A circus of stunts and fire, their clattering, anarchic retinue first stun British audiences in the genteel surroundings of the Jubilee Gardens, engulfing terrified spectators in a punk clash of iron, sparks, explosions, smoke, and roaring vehicles as part of The London Festival of New Circus. Founder and head terror Pierrot Bidon goes on to establish two new companies out of social circus projects – Circo da Madrugada in Brazil and Circus Baobab in Guinea  – as well as CREAC, a creation centre for contemporary circus in Marseille.