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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

We are recruiting: Marketing and Communications Manager

We are recruiting: Marketing and Communications Manager

We’re delighted to be advertising for a brand new role within Extraordinary Bodies, a partnership project between Cirque Bijou and Diverse City. We are looking for an experienced marketing and communications manager who can join us as we develop new shows, re-imagine existing shows for new audiences and help raise our profile as the forerunners of inclusive … 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

FestWest – South West Symposium

FestWest – South West Symposium

Extraordinary Bodies Executive Producer Claire Teasdale will be speaking at the FestWest South West Symposium taking place at Salisbury Arts Centre on Thursday 28 February. Artists and Industry professionals are coming together from across the South West and beyond to explore making work across art forms, where the dance, theatre and circus sectors meet and … Continued

Splash! Creative Week

Splash! Creative Week

We had great fun at the Leicester Curve last week creatively exploring our new show Splash! We explored the ideas of sinking and floating as well as learning how to let go and how to make your place in the world, working with story, puppetry, dance, theatre and new design ideas. Inspired by the rivers … Continued

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