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Extraordinary Bodies: we make circus for Every Body

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Prepare to be captivated. Extraordinary Bodies is a professional circus company and a collaboration between sensational show-makers Cirque Bijou and performing arts inclusion leaders Diverse City. Our work breaks boundaries by championing equal representation both on stage and off stage, and in the audience. We are performers, circus artists, theatre practitioners, musicians, writers as well as crew. Our shows grow awareness of how D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled people can work equally together. We created Extraordinary Bodies almost 10 years ago in the wake of Battle For The Winds, the show that opened the Olympic Sailing Events in 2021. We spotlight real-life stories that matter but are often silenced, minimised or left untold. Our shows are a bold mix of circus, dance, theatre and music.

Right now, we are touring a brand new live show called Human across the country. Human is a story about the small moments that shape us. It looks into the heart of birth, love and change. It reminds us that as humans, we can move forward together by taking the time to really understand each other. Meanwhile, our youth company, Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists, are getting ready to bring Till We Win to the Brighton Fringe in 2022. This show combines anarchic theatre, circus, dance and original music. It is about people who are often not heard making a big change to save the place they love.