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Our Journey so Far…

Our Journey so Far…

As part of our new project ‘What Am I Worth’, we have now held Creative Explorations in four locations across England and Ireland. We have met and worked with a incredible range of people, who have openly shared their stories and experiences, and have thrown themselves in physically and creatively to our workshops. We are … Continued

Creative Explorations: Theatre Royal Plymouth

Creative Explorations: Theatre Royal Plymouth

In partnership with Funky Llama, Extraordinary Bodies held a 4 day Creative Exploration residency at Theatre Royal Plymouth, 18th – 21st April 2017. Participants came from two local community programmes associated with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Funky Llama and Our Space. Funky Llama creates innovative events and provides creative support for adults with disabilities, and Our … Continued

Claire & Jamie speak at No Boundaries 2017

Claire & Jamie speak at No Boundaries 2017

Artistic Director Claire and Lead Artist Jamie went up to Hull to deliver a propelling talk about inclusivity in the arts at No Boundaries 2017. No Boundaries is an arts industry conference that provides a platform to explore new ideas and concepts that respond to political, social and economic developments in the world. “As artists we … Continued

Our new project begins

Our new project begins

We are excited to be starting work on our brand new show for 2018. With thanks to our Ambition for Excellence funding, we will be travelling to 10 different locations across the UK and Northern Ireland, in search of stories of life, value and society in 2017. These Creative Exploration residencies are presented as fully accessible and inclusive … Continued

Join our team: Assistant Producer (participation)

Join our team: Assistant Producer (participation)

We are seeking an Assistant Producer to manage and deliver a UK and Ireland wide series of Community Creative Explorations. These are circus, theatre and music sessions run by the company, working with different groups from 10 locations. These groups will vary and all will have a mix of people such as community members, marginalised … Continued

Watch Video: Circus Oz Residency

Watch Video: Circus Oz Residency

A team of 15 Extraordinary Bodies joined an extraordinary company of artists at Circus Oz in Melbourne for a 7 day Creative Residency in December. Asking ourselves #WhatAmIWorth? as a starting point this was a journey of discovery, experimentation and collaboration, and the first step in our new project, funded through Arts Council England‘s ‘Ambition … Continued

Join our extraordinary team!

Join our extraordinary team!

Thanks to major funding from Arts Council England’s Ambitions for Excellence programme, Extraordinary Bodies is at the beginning of an exciting and multi-stranded two year plan of work.  We are looking for an ambitious, resourceful and strategic arts professional to join us to help deliver the project and help Cirque Bijou and partners Diverse City steer Extraordinary … Continued

Download the Weighting Soundtrack

Download the Weighting Soundtrack

The stunning original soundtrack from our show Weighting is now available to download! In return for a suggested donation you’ll be able to experience the music before you see the show in Bristol on 17th and 18th September.  You’ll also be supporting Extraordinary Bodies in our vision to become the national integrated circus company in the … Continued

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We're thrilled to announce that we have been awarded critical funding support from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Some of the money will be an investment in a Big Top Tent top, allowing us to continue bringing D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled creatives together to create original work.

Our Co-Artistic Director, Claire Hodgson, said:
“At last we can breathe a bit and move into a more secure future. March 2020 cancelled all our shows and tours leaving us and all our freelance professionals, in an unsafe financial place. Now we’ll be able to restart with those creatives. We’ll be able to work safely with Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists and reach isolated creative communities. We will also have a great platform from which to start again and contribute to a wider, critical, social recovery.”

Read the blog post here: www.diversecity.org.uk/diverse-city-received-a-culture-recovery-fund-grant/

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