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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

Extraordinary Bodies In Times Like These

Extraordinary Bodies In Times Like These

It feels as if the world has turned upside down with the Covid-19 pandemic. All Extraordinary Bodies’ projects and touring productions involving direct contact are now postponed. But, we are still here, still creating, still being extraordinary. Right now, we are: Looking after our family of artists, support workers and production staff. Joining in national … Continued

New Toolkit to Unlock Accessible Circus

New Toolkit to Unlock Accessible Circus

We are proud to announce the launch of Circus for Everybody – A Trainer’s Toolkit! This new guide, created in partnership with Diverse City, Circomedia, Cirque Bijou, Graeae and The National Centre for Circus Arts aims to widen access to circus training and to break down the barriers to circus for D/deaf and disabled people. … Continued

Splash! opens at Leicester Riverside Festival

Splash! opens at Leicester Riverside Festival

Our new show Splash! wowed crowds when it opened at the Leicester Riverside Festival last weekend. Audiences followed Flo on her exciting journey of discovery as she entered a magical watery world. Featuring some seriously fun puppets and an immersive sound scape the audience saw Flo take take risks, overcome challenges and gain confidence until … Continued

Visual Vernacular – Creative Access in Splash!

Visual Vernacular – Creative Access in Splash!

Extraordinary Bodies places access at the heart of the creative development of our work. We want creative access to be a part of each performance, it is a key element to the work we create and we want our audience’s to enjoy the experience. We don’t want access to be an afterthought or an add-on … Continued

Creating our brand new show Splash!

Creating our brand new show Splash!

Billy Alwen, Co-Director of Splash! alongside Diverse City’s Jamie Beddard, shares his story, recalling the first creative development week back in January. It’s Monday morning in January, we are in the Curve Theatre’s spacious rehearsal room on the second floor above the main stage and we are about to start the creative development of a … Continued

What Am I Worth? Indoor Creation Week

What Am I Worth? Indoor Creation Week

We had a great time in Bristol last week as What Am I Worth? went back in to the rehearsal room. Starting life as an indoor show we brought together original cast members with new artists to explore what the show might look like indoors for a tour in 2020. Working with Lighting Designer James … Continued

Extraordinary Bodies and Paraorchestra mesmerise audiences in Birmingham

Extraordinary Bodies and Paraorchestra mesmerise audiences in Birmingham

On 27th February Extraordinary Bodies once again joined forces with The British Paraorchestra, to collaborate on a completely unique and mesmerising performance of Terry Riley’s In C, at Birmingham’s Town Hall.  Claire Hodgson, Co-Artistic Director of Extraordinary Bodies shared her thoughts on the evening: “It was a magical night in Birmingham town hall . It was fully … Continued

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#WeShallNotBeRemoved ❌ Today we’re celebrating the disabled artists at the heart of our groundbreaking circus company. Here's Lead Artist Jamie Beddard in our first show #Weighting. Listen, share, #EndAbleism. More info: buff.ly/2Bc4iAt.

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