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‘What Am I Worth?’ The Making of: A blog post by Jamie Beddard

‘What Am I Worth?’ The Making of: A blog post by Jamie Beddard

Co-Artistic Director of Diverse City, and Extraordinary Bodies Artist & Creative Team member Jamie Beddard has written a beautifully considered piece that finds parallels between Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp and the making of ‘What Am I Worth?’ “The hangars of Newbury 101 are a hive of activity, as Extraordinary Bodies continue the journey and development of their … Continued

What Am I Worth? Casting Announcement

What Am I Worth? Casting Announcement

We are incredibly excited to announce the exceptional cast of our groundbreaking new show What Am I Worth? Made up of seven extraordinary artists from across the world including the US, Germany, Ireland and the UK, ‘What am I Worth?’ is a show that shines a light on each of these artists, telling their stories … Continued

New bespoke build for What Am I Worth?

New bespoke build for What Am I Worth?

We’re not going to give away too much at this stage but the bespoke structure for our upcoming show What Am I Worth? has been built, and this week we have been down at the Invisible Circus space in Bristol having our first play… we can’t wait to see what we can create! Next week we … Continued

Our journey of Creative Explorations comes to an end

Our journey of Creative Explorations comes to an end

We have now completed all 10 of our Creative Explorations around the UK and Ireland asking the question ‘What Am I Worth?’. We worked closely with about 150 people, disabled, non-disabled, young and old, who opened up and allowed us into their worlds. We played and experimented with circus skills, theatre, writing and music all … Continued

‘Bird Girl’ by Holly O’Neil

‘Bird Girl’ by Holly O’Neil

2018 Here we are! This year we will make our new show, What am I Worth? with a brilliant and inspiring team. We are looking forward to sharing news of our cast, our team and our progress. This lovely GIF ‘Bird Girl’ is one of a set created by illustrator Holly O’Neil. Holly attended our first residency … Continued

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists – 2018 Auditions

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists – 2018 Auditions

Are you aged 16 – 30 and live in Dorset? Do you love performance, theatre, dance, music and aerial circus? Do you care about social change and everyone having an equal opportunity? Then Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists are waiting for you! We are holding auditions for our Youth Company on 27th January 2018 at Lighthouse … Continued

Our new Teaser video

Our new Teaser video

We’re really excited about making our show What Am I Worth? beginning early next year, and would like to share this extraordinary video with you. Click here for audio described version  In 2014 Artistic Director Claire Hodgson and lead artist Jamie Beddard, also Clore Fellows, won the Clore Prize Fund which helped to support the … Continued

Co-Artistic Director Claire Hodgson’s ‘Thank You’ for National Lottery Funding

Co-Artistic Director Claire Hodgson’s ‘Thank You’ for National Lottery Funding

Our Co-Artistic Director of Extraordinary Bodies, Claire Hodgson has written a wonderful blog which has published on the Arts Council website, explaining how their lottery funding has transformed lives across England. Since 2012, funding through National Lottery ticket sales has meant that the dreams of many can become a reality. With each ticket, lives are … Continued

Cirque Bijou are recruiting an Arts Administrator

Cirque Bijou are recruiting an Arts Administrator

Cirque Bijou are recruiting a full time Arts Administrator, an excellent opportunity for an early-career Arts Manager or Producer with the ambition to learn and develop in the role. A certain proportion of the Arts Administrator’s time will be devoted specifically to work on Extraordinary Bodies. This role will also specifically include training around inclusive practise in circus … Continued

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WOW! A photo of Dergin Tokmak performing in "What Am I Worth?" at Glasgow's Merchant City Festival during our summer tour was featured in Arts Council England's #CreativeCase official diversity report! 🤩

Read the report here: www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/Diversity_report_1718_hi-resV3.pdf

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    @Paraorchestra @THSHBirmingham Loving this! Getting more and more excited, can't believe there's only 2 weeks to go 🙊

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