Organisation: Cirque Bijou
Region: South West
Extraordinary Bodies is the UK's only professional integrated circus company, and a partnership between Cirque Bijou and Diverse City. The Company make circus for every body. The Company's first show, Weighting, premiered on 22nd September 2013 and features nine extraordinary artists who dance, sing and fly high above the audience. A 100-strong choir of local singers (including a signing choir) joined the company for the finale of this first show in a participation project that will be replicated when the show tours in 2014. Contact Diverse City or Cirque Bijou for further information on the Company and any upcoming opportunities.
Cirque Bijou create and produce bold, visually arresting, highly physical circus. Through collaboration with exceptional and diverse talent and the use of multiple art forms, we comment on and challenge contemporary culture, and inspire a sense of inclusion and shared meaningful experience in communities and across a broad audience. In 2013, Cirque Bijou in partnership with Diverse City set up a professional integrated circus company, Extraordinary Bodies. Cirque Bijou is passionate about working in an integrated and inclusive way and continues to learn how to best do this in the field of circus and outdoor arts. Cirque Bijou's talent development programme, Step Up, gives young people aged 16-25 support and skills to create new work for the outdoors by offering commissions, mentoring, business and marketing support, professional performance platforms and artistic mentorships.
T: 0117 902 9730
Breathe photographed by Diverse City