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 conversations about emergency funding and the future of circus and making sure that freelance artists are part of the conversation.
  • Available to support you with grant applications, and training in fundraising and practical access. If you need help please email billy@cirquebijou.co.uk
  • Making a new film work with our company of artists, linked to What am I Worth?

Moving forward, we will:

  • fundraise, plan and offer our support to others in our communities.
  • Share our existing films, music and writing online with our partners
  • Offer support and solidarity to freelance artists and support workers.
  • Work out with you how to make sure that our future together is good.
Extraordinary Bodies’s Covid-19 Statement Tools

Self-isolation can take a toll on our mental health. We want to share a few tools we think will help you remain positive during those strange times. Firstly, Trello’s guide on how to embrace remote work in a healthy way:

Secondly, a brilliant online database of creative isolation tools by MARCH Network. “With more people socially and physically distancing themselves, we want to share some home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times”. Click here to access the creative resources.

GIF showing a hand moving on a guitar neck and copy on top reading "Creative Isolation".

We hope you are all able to take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Boost your immune system, keep a reflection diary and stay in touch with one another. Let’s all stay positive in those challenging times! Love, The Extraordinary Bodies Team.

Photo © Dom Moore