Call for participants: The Circus Village at Avignon #OFF2018

By Luc

published Monday 4 June, 2018

The Circus Village: Call for Participants

5 July – 30 July 2018

Avignon

Every road we take, every tour, every adventure we embark on, members of our Cardiff community and individuals we meet along the way hop on board and join us for the ride.

This makes our life on tour richer, full of encounters and new friends, and it makes for a pretty special life experience for anyone who comes along. Some have been coming and going for years during their time off school or off work whilst others have just never gone back home and quite literally run away with the circus.

This year, we are offering once again a unique opportunity to come and spend some time in our madcap world and be part of something extraordinary: a full circus site in the heart of Avignon le OFF, the world’s largest performing arts festival in the South of France.

The Circus Village will feature NoFit State’s latest show LEXICON and four of the best UK circus companies: Ockham’s Razor, Nikki & JD, Pirates of the Carabina and Tumble Circus.

We have a whole site with grass and trees, two circus big tops, two bar tents, a café and a pretty exciting bunch of people all living on site for a month, in the hot French summer.

We might even bring our own swimming pool!

In the same year the UK comes out of Europe and the world celebrates 250 years of circus, we have decided to take ourselves across the borders and bring the best of British Circus out into the world. We invite our friends and families to come along with us, to celebrate our artform and our connections with the world, embrace our origins that are rooted in the freedom of the travelling lifestyle and our great love of circus. 

We will be in Avignon from the 30th of June until the 30th of July and here is how you can get involved:

 

OPTION 1: Join us for up to 7 days and we will provide:

  • Tickets to all the 'Circus Village' shows.
  • Support with travel costs
  • Meals onsite with the companies and access to a fully stocked pantry
  • Drink tokens
  • Space on site for camping (bring your tent)
  • A Circus Village tee-shirt
  • References for future work


OPTION 2: Join us for over 7 days and we will provide:

  • Return flight from the UK and train transfers
  • Tickets to all the 'Circus Village' shows.
  • Meals onsite with the companies and access to a fully stocked pantry
  • Drink tokens
  • Space on site for camping (bring your tent)
  • A Circus Village tee-shirt
  • References for future work


OPTION 3: Join us for the full four weeks and we will provide:

  • Return flight from the UK and train transfers
  • Tickets to all the 'Circus Village' shows.
  • Meals onsite with the companies and access to a fully stocked pantry
  • Drink tokens
  • Accommodation on site
  • A Circus Village tee-shirt
  • References for future work


What will be expected of you:

2 shifts per day (morning + afternoon or afternoon + evening) with a combination of the following duties:

  • Promo exciting missions (Hand to hand flyering and postering in the city centre)
  • Front of House super positions (bar, café, ushering, ticketing, etc…)
  • Crew help because we have to (kitchen, litter-picking, recycling and yep, toilet cleaning)

 

A volunteer coordinator will be with us for the duration of the project, looking after you in case you need support but mainly writing daily schedules making sure that tasks are varied, and work load is balanced.

You will need to be independent, energetic, over 16 years old, and ready to bring a good attitude towards work and play.

It will be fun, it will be hard work and very likely pretty bloody hot and we hope you will be there with to make this project EPIC.

 

 

For more information and to register your interest:

circusvillage@nofitstate.org