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Connecting Communities: a bold new project begins

Connecting Communities: a bold new project begins

Lockdowns are tough on communities that rely on face to face arts services. Connecting Communities from Extraordinary Bodies is filling gaps shown by Covid-19. It links groups from across the country in shared, digital creative experiences, performance as well as leadership. Why Connecting Communities matters Funky Llama and Our Space in Plymouth, Skylight in Rochdale and also Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists in Poole have been on an great creative … Continued

Are you our new Jerwood creative fellow?

Are you our new Jerwood creative fellow?

Extraordinary Bodies is proud to be one of 50 organisations taking part in Jerwood‘s creative bursaries programme. The project will develop job opportunities for outstanding artists, curators, producers and creatives from low socio-economic backgrounds. Applications to become our new Jerwood Creative Fellow are now open. You can flick through the job pack below (to download it, … Continued

We’re Hiring: EBYA Freelance Technical Manager

We’re Hiring: EBYA Freelance Technical Manager

Extraordinary Bodies is looking for a freelance Technical Manager to collaborate on Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists’ live and digital performance programme on a part-time basis for 10 months in 2021. The basics Reports to: Children’s & Young People Team.Location: Flexible but close to Poole, Dorset (EBYA meet in Poole for weekly rehearsal sessions and regular workshops).Freelance … Continued

Cultural Recovery Fund news signals bright future for Extraordinary Bodies

Cultural Recovery Fund news signals bright future for Extraordinary Bodies

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced today that Diverse City will receive critical support of over £270,000 as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Most significantly, some of the money will be an investment in a ‘Big Top’ tent to house flagship integrated circus company Extraordinary Bodies, Diverse City’s partnership with leading showmakers … Continued

“What Do You See In Me” Live Conversation

“What Do You See In Me” Live Conversation

On Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30pm the cast and creative team behind our new digital piece, “What Do You See In Me?” will be live on Youtube. “What Do You See In Me?” was filmed in Artists’ homes during Lockdown in March and April 2020. It features an original score by Ted Barnes, was written … Continued

New Digital Work: What Do You See In Me?

New Digital Work: What Do You See In Me?

The question ‘What Do You See In Me?’ was at the heart of the research and development for our groundbreaking circus show – What Am I Worth?  (link). We revisit this initial question in our new short film, premiering on Sep 30 2020.   In the prologue to ‘What Am I Worth?’ we return to the characters from the show.   Filmed in … Continued

“This Town Of Ours” – Out Next Week

“This Town Of Ours” – Out Next Week

Since the beginning of lockdown, our young artists have been creating new digital work around their show “Till We Win”. They have been working with Biggerhouse Film and talented musician and composer, Harry Bassett, on a new piece called “This Town Of Ours”. They are now ready to share it with the world. “This Town Of Ours” is about fighting back and gaining a voice. … Continued

Freelance Task Force

Freelance Task Force

Extraordinary Bodies is proud to be one of the signatories of the Freelance Task Force open letter to theatre and performance makers in the UK today. We are committed to working for you and with you towards a sustainable future for theatre and performance. As a result, we have chosen Milton Lopes as our company’s … Continued

Extraordinary Bodies – We Are Still Here

Extraordinary Bodies – We Are Still Here

Like many other circus and theatre companies, Extraordinary Bodies should now be in the middle of our busiest time of the year. We should be touring and performing shows. We should be meeting and creating with our diverse communities and audiences. Although we may not be able to do all of this, we are still … Continued

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Our Co-Artistic Directors Claire Hodgson and Billy Alwen are leading a workshop with NoFit State on 16th March, discussing making accessible circus for diverse audiences with casts of disabled and non-disabled performers. Click link below for more info and to book 👇👇www.nofitstate.org/en/classes/list/accessible-performances-making-work-more-diverse-audience/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨 Applications to be our Jerwood Arts Creative Fellow close at midnight tonight (22nd Feb)! 🚨💷 £17,520 (4 days/week)🗓 12 months, March startClick below for more info and to apply 👇www.extraordinarybodies.org.uk/are-you-our-new-jerwood-creative-fellow/ ... See MoreSee Less
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