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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

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

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Our film What Do You See In Me? is at Knaïve Theatre this week. Watch it here (15 mins): bit.ly/36o4jid 🎬

We’ll also be at the post show chat on Saturday at 7pm: bit.ly/36o4jid.

Fancy buying the artists a drink at the bar? www.digital-lyceum.com/bar 🍷
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