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Supporting Dorset young artist Josh Ward with his first film role

Supporting Dorset young artist Josh Ward with his first film role

After months of holding it as a secret, we are so excited to share that Dorset young artist, Josh Ward, will be starring in Hidden Pictures North’s new film A Snapshot! Earlier this year, he bagged the lead role of Ian in this new BFI-funded film and worked alongside Producer Sam Barnett and Writer and … Continued

Access in the performing arts: Jodie Cole’s journey

Access in the performing arts: Jodie Cole’s journey

This week, we caught up with artist and Extraordinary Bodies Jerwood Creative Fellow, Jodie Cole. After working with us for almost half a year, she has already gained plenty new skills around access in the performing arts. Here’s what Jodie wrote about her journey with Extraordinary Bodies so far: On Friday the 1st of October, … Continued

Two extraordinary shows in Poole

Two extraordinary shows in Poole

With under one week to go until we take to the stage with our brand new show Human, we asked Co-Director Claire to tell us more about how the show was created. She also shares about why having two extraordinary shows in poole – Human and our youth company’s Till We Win – feels deeply … Continued

Circus design: making a bespoke trapeze for Human

Circus design: making a bespoke trapeze for Human

This month, our co-artistic director Billy Alwen picked up the pen / sat at his keyboard to tell us about the incredible collaborative circus design process that went into creating a trapeze for our new live show Human. Designing circus equipment for our previous shows Creating new props and circus equipment normally starts early on … Continued

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists take to the stage

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists take to the stage

Back in May 2020, Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists were about to go on tour with their new show Till We Win. The dates planned at Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival, Brighton Fringe and Birmingham Rep’s festival For/With/By were of course rescheduled. Our young artists didn’t let the pandemic stop them: they kept busy by creating a … Continued

Big top dreams and live circus

Big top dreams and live circus

Working in the shadow of the beautiful, blue and white, shining big top tent that emerges out of the green of Keynsham into the bright blue sky, it feels like the weather is changing and future possibilities for Extraordinary Bodies are changing too. Thanks to the Cultural Recovery Fund, one of our mother companies, Cirque … Continued

Combining puppetry and stop-motion animation by Nikki Charlesworth

Combining puppetry and stop-motion animation by Nikki Charlesworth

Following from our previous blog post about our Splash! Digi-Tales shorts, we got lead-artist Nikki to tell us more about her exceptional creative process for creating Flo-Motion. Her unique piece combines illustration, puppetry and stop-motion animation. It tells a story about Flo, the central character from the outdoor show Splash!, a production initially commissioned by The Mighty … Continued

Watch our Splash! Digi-Tales shorts

Watch our Splash! Digi-Tales shorts

Digi-Tales was a digital experiment commissioned from some of our most exciting freelance creatives at the height of the pandemic. Grace Okereke produced the project, which involved artists from the UK, Europe and the USA. Thanks to Digi-Tales, 40 freelancers were able to create together, supported by £80k Arts Council England emergency funding. Freelancers are … Continued

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#Manchester if you've missed our first performance at The Lowry, you can still catch Human today at 8:00PM!Join us for an hour of heartwarming, poignant and playful stories told through circus, live music and film.All performances are relaxed, BSL-interpreted, captioned and audio described.thelowry.com/whats-on/human-by-extraordinary-bodies[Image description: Two performers on a dimly-lit stage. Text above the photo. The photo shows two performers: the first one is a white man in his twenties who uses a wheelchair. He walks on his hands over the body of the second performer with his thin legs crossed at the end of his body. His wheelchair can be seen in the background. The second performer is lying down on the floor and looks at him with anger. She is a white woman in her twenties with a white top and red trousers. White text above: "'I left feeling appreciative. In awe. Amazed. Challenged.' - Audience member". Red text in a white box underneath reads: "Book your tickets now".] ... See MoreSee Less
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TOMORROW and tomorrow ONLY! 📣 We're at The Lowry with our show Human - a funny, intimate, celebratory, gentle record of our time told through circus, live music and film.2:00PM: Socially distanced matinée, followed by a Q&A.8:00PM: Evening show.All performances are relaxed, BSL-interpreted, captioned and audio described.See you there?[Image description: A mixed-race performer with curly hair held up and a muscular body holds herself up in the air with a circus rope. She is almost parallel to the ground. She wears a leotard and black leggings. A set of spotlights above shine diffused red light onto her. White text on the right reads: "Made me think about how much I've missed going to the theatre." - Audience member. Red text in a white box reads: "Book your tickets now".] ... See MoreSee Less
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    @Ade_Berry @jacksons_lane @The_Lowry Ab👏so👏lute👏le👏gend

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    @jacksons_lane @Ade_Berry @The_Lowry Glad you made it @Ade_Berry! Did you fill in the feedback form after the show?… https://t.co/s2wpUmwFJr

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    @fgrant2 @The_Lowry So glad you could make it and that you had a good time Fiona! Did you fill in the feedback form… https://t.co/2v7bruRNm1

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    @SkylightCircus @The_Lowry How was it?! 😀

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    @SkylightCircus @The_Lowry 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 Welcome!

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