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Our journey of Creative Explorations comes to an end

Our journey of Creative Explorations comes to an end

We have now completed all 10 of our Creative Explorations around the UK and Ireland asking the question ‘What Am I Worth?’. We worked closely with about 150 people, disabled, non-disabled, young and old, who opened up and allowed us into their worlds. We played and experimented with circus skills, theatre, writing and music all … Continued

‘Bird Girl’ by Holly O’Neil

‘Bird Girl’ by Holly O’Neil

2018 Here we are! This year we will make our new show, What am I Worth? with a brilliant and inspiring team. We are looking forward to sharing news of our cast, our team and our progress. This lovely GIF ‘Bird Girl’ is one of a set created by illustrator Holly O’Neil. Holly attended our first residency … Continued

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists – 2018 Auditions

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists – 2018 Auditions

Are you aged 16 – 30 and live in Dorset? Do you love performance, theatre, dance, music and aerial circus? Do you care about social change and everyone having an equal opportunity? Then Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists are waiting for you! We are holding auditions for our Youth Company on 27th January 2018 at Lighthouse … Continued

Our new Teaser video

Our new Teaser video

We’re really excited about making our show What Am I Worth? beginning early next year, and would like to share this extraordinary video with you. Click here for audio described version  In 2014 Artistic Director Claire Hodgson and lead artist Jamie Beddard, also Clore Fellows, won the Clore Prize Fund which helped to support the … Continued

Co-Artistic Director Claire Hodgson’s ‘Thank You’ for National Lottery Funding

Co-Artistic Director Claire Hodgson’s ‘Thank You’ for National Lottery Funding

Our Co-Artistic Director of Extraordinary Bodies, Claire Hodgson has written a wonderful blog which has published on the Arts Council website, explaining how their lottery funding has transformed lives across England. Since 2012, funding through National Lottery ticket sales has meant that the dreams of many can become a reality. With each ticket, lives are … Continued

Cirque Bijou are recruiting an Arts Administrator

Cirque Bijou are recruiting an Arts Administrator

Cirque Bijou are recruiting a full time Arts Administrator, an excellent opportunity for an early-career Arts Manager or Producer with the ambition to learn and develop in the role. A certain proportion of the Arts Administrator’s time will be devoted specifically to work on Extraordinary Bodies. This role will also specifically include training around inclusive practise in circus … Continued

A Residency at the National Theatre

A Residency at the National Theatre

National Theatre has invited Extraordinary Bodies to explore narrative ideas for our new show What Am I Worth? in a week long residency with their New Work Department. October 2nd – 6th 2017. Throughout 2017 we have been travelling the country gathering stories from marginalised communities in response to the question ‘What Am I Worth?’. Our … Continued

Free Seminar: Inclusive Circus Practice 26th October 2017

Free Seminar: Inclusive Circus Practice 26th October 2017

26th October 2017 12.30 – 6pm St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Rd, Bristol BS2 8XJ Free Extraordinary Bodies in partnership with Bristol Circus City (BCC) preset a free seminar on Inclusive Circus Practice. The day includes an opportunity to: Hear about current best practice Participate in a panel discussion Take part in ‘An introduction … Continued

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Bristol! We're at WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living)'s #AccessAllAreas event at we the curious next week delivering accessible circus and music workshops 🎼🤸

Who else is joining? Come say hi!

Info and programme: buff.ly/2KMv3y9

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It's this Sunday! We're bringing elements of our breathtaking show What Am I Worth? to Smithfield Street Party 🎪

The performances will be BSL interpreted. Find us at the Canopy alongside fellow aerialists Upswing Aerial on the day: bit.ly/31O7o65

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