Revolutionary integrated circus company Extraordinary Bodies is returning to Woolwich Works this October with their brand-new production: Delicate. Raw and relatable, this new circus show is all about what it means to be delicate and combines physical theatre, acrobatics, dance and ballet from a dancer who hasn’t performed ballet professionally in over fifty years. Extraordinary Bodies is a collaboration between Cirque Bijou and Diverse City, who have worked together for the last decade creating multi-disciplinary circus shows with disabled and non-disabled artists.
Touring in the UK in autumn 2022, Delicate is a show in three acts: chaos, acceptance, and renewal. It was conceived and written by Jamie Beddard and brought to life for the stage by co-directors Eilís Davis and Lydia Harper. Presented by Extraordinary Bodies and co-produced with Figurteatret i Nordland (Nordland Visual Theatre) and Theatre Royal Plymouth, Delicate is BSL-interpreted, audio described and captioned. Delicate revolves around four different characters united in their frustration at their bodies changing, aging, breaking, and no longer obeying. They delicately climb, hang, dance, balance, slide, collapse, and hug each other through the show’s three acts. As they examine the marks that life has left on their bodies, fragments of film and audio mirror their scars through the damage that has been inflicted on the earth. “Circus is a unique way to communicate with audiences: it can articulate pain, joy, and many different emotions w...
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