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Building a culture of care in circus with Jodie Cole

Earlier this year, we were recruiting for a Jerwood Creative Fellow. Jodie has now jumped on board the Extraordinary Bodies ship and we’re so happy to welcome her to the team. We made a short video (captioned and audio described) for you to meet her. In it, Jodie talks about her inclusive practice, why she … Continued

Culture Recovery Fund

Culture Recovery Fund

We are delighted to have been awarded crucial Culture Recovery Fund support from the Arts Council and the DCMS. Over 2,700 organisations received nearly £400 million in grants and loans to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover. This money will help Extraordinary Bodies continue the work and development of our new Big Top tent. … Continued

International Women’s Day: spotlight on Tilly

Strong women make circus This blog post was written by Geraldine Giddings, Senior Producer and Rachel Pender-Cudlip, Arts Administrator, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Extraordinary Bodies #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequality in the circus industry. Circus as an artform has its own particular ways of stereotyping genders but also enabling freedom from those very … Continued

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

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We have a new blog post out 🖋💌Click on the link below to meet our new Jerwood Creative Fellow, Jodie Cole. Find out a bit about her and the idea of a culture of care, and have a giggle with her about a random event in her past... www.extraordinarybodies.org.uk/building-a-culture-of-care-in-circus-with-jodie-cole/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Incase you haven't already heard, we wanted to share the brilliant news that Josh Ward, one of our Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (the next generation of leading circus and theatre artists) has made his way into a new BFI film. Congrats Josh! We can’t wait for more young artists we work with to get the artistic visibility they deserve. 🎥 🌟 ... See MoreSee Less
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