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‘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

A Residency at the National Theatre

A Residency at the National Theatre

National Theatre has invited Extraordinary Bodies to explore narrative ideas for our new show What Am I Worth? in a week long residency with their New Work Department. October 2nd – 6th 2017. Throughout 2017 we have been travelling the country gathering stories from marginalised communities in response to the question ‘What Am I Worth?’. Our … Continued

Free Seminar: Inclusive Circus Practice 26th October 2017

Free Seminar: Inclusive Circus Practice 26th October 2017

26th October 2017 12.30 – 6pm St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Rd, Bristol BS2 8XJ Free Extraordinary Bodies in partnership with Bristol Circus City (BCC) preset a free seminar on Inclusive Circus Practice. The day includes an opportunity to: Hear about current best practice Participate in a panel discussion Take part in ‘An introduction … Continued

Inclusive Audition Call Out: 18/19th September, London

Inclusive Audition Call Out: 18/19th September, London

18th/19th September 2017 Extraordinary Bodies are holding inclusive auditions with up to 10 other performance companies so that all companies can see performers skilled in circus, dance or physical theatre. We are especially interested in exceptional D/deaf & disabled & BAME performers. Companies confirmed so far: Acrojou, Cirque Bijou, Extraordinary Bodies, Diverse City, Graeae, Lighthouse … Continued

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We were on TV 🎥 📺 BBC Four's Daredevils & Divas featured footage of What Am I Worth? at Tall Ships Races Sunderland!

So incredibly proud of everyone who worked on this and of the cast Dergin Tokmak, Rockinpaddy, Leitch Drums, David Ellington, Amelia Cavallo, Alfa Marks, Aislinn Mulligan + Eilis Davis on live Audio Description and Jacqui Beckford on live BSL interpretation. (Re-)Watch the coverage below!
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Ho ho ho, it's getting all Christmassy out there - time to announce that the wonderful Dergin Tokmak who is part of the main cast for our show "What Am I Worth?", will be featured in CBeebies's Xmas special show "Thumbelina" 🎄

Dergin is a breakdancing circus bug in the performance, can you spot him on this photo? See the show on BBC iPlayer and in cinemas across the UK on December 15 AND on CBeebies on December 21. Don't miss out on the happy vibes! 🎅🏼 🤶🏼

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    Super excited to see Dergin Tokmak from our What Am I Worth? cast staring in @CeeBeebiesHQs' Xmas show #Thumbelina!… https://t.co/FYZi8mXmg9

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    RT @diversecity1: Super excited to see Dergin Tokmak from the cast of @Ex_Bodies, our partnership with @cirquebijou, staring in @CBeebiesHQ…

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    @LouiseYounie @ArtsHealthSW @diversecity1 Thank you so much Louise ✨

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    RT @LouiseYounie: https://t.co/X5j5RnNqCH Blown away by this aesthetically astounding work embodying beauty in every sense @ArtsHealthSW @d…

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    RT @SaraBaldwin1: “As a result of sharing leadership, my work has greatly improved”.... “I believe the arts is a transformative power” @Cla…

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