Extraordinary Bodies coming to Poole!
Join us in an exciting new creative community project!
Extraordinary Bodies create powerful performances that celebrate our vast potential as humans. Exploring a vibrant mix of circus, dance, theatre, and music, and telling meaningful stories that question the value of our bodies and give a voice to those who are often silenced.
They are bringing their exciting new show ‘Delicate’ to Lighthouse Poole in November and they’d like local people to get involved!
What’s the Project?
Working with two creative groups, EBYA, and CoCreate Theatre based at Lighthouse, we’ve been asked to be make our own show to share based on the themes to share too!
We’d like more people to join us and be involved in learning more about theatre, and creating a new show together!
What will I be doing?
Workshops are on Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm (with a break). They take place at Lighthouse Poole.
In the workshops we will do fun practical games and exercises to learn more about theatre, we will work collaboratively with each other, and devise ideas together. Sometimes we might do some writing, or use a script. You might also explore more about directing, and thinking about staging… or even digital media!
June/July – 4 workshops – Taster sessions
Before the Summer we’re holding four workshops with the main aims to help us get to know each other, have fun, and start to create ideas together.
We’ll have a visit from Extraordinary Bodies director Eilis, who will tell us about the show ‘Delicate’, and help us to start thinking about what we’d like to make.
Sept/October – 8 workshops plus performance sharing
Back from the Summer break we’ll start work on making the show together.
As a group we’ll decide what’s important to us, what we’d like to show, see and say. The director will help to bring together everyone’s ideas into something we’re all proud of.
Who is the project for?
This project is free to attend, it’s open to anyone who’d like to take part, no previous experience in theatre or performing is required.
If you’re curious about performing, want to meet new people, have fun and learn new skills – this is for you!
We know making it every week can sometimes be tricky, so we ask that you try your very best to come along – you’ll be an important part of the team – we need you, and each other to make the show!
If you’d like to take part and you’ve attended a previous theatre workshop please complete this short form
If you’re new to theatre we’d love you to join us – please complete a sign up form and we’ll be in touch to confirm all the info.
Contact us if you need help to do this, or have any questions.
Both EBYA, and CoCreate work inclusively – this means that we respect each other’s differences, and work to each other’s strengths.
There will be creative access support workers in the sessions, and we can provide additional support to help you do your best work.
If you’d like to talk to us about what you need to help you take part contact Gemma Alldred, CoCreate Director and Creative Lead
– 07957 68 95 68
Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists is a flagship training performing arts company for disabled and non-disabled 16 to 30-year-olds. The Dorset-based company create ambitious, experimental and thought-provoking work, which they perform across the UK. Alumni have moved on to companies like the National Centre for Circus Arts, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre.
About CoCreate Theatre
CoCreate is an arts and wellbeing organisation, their theatre group is part of Create:Connect – a programme of courses in the arts designed to support adults in mental health recovery, and maintain wellbeing.
About Lighthouse Theatre Poole
Lighthouse plays a vital role in Poole and the South West as a nationally important cultural building where creative work is made, rehearsed, discussed, shared and presented. It is a place where our community present their work and where entire schools can showcase their talent in a professional performance environment – an experience never to be forgotten in anyone’s lifetime.