A group of women in bathing suits hug and leap at the water's edge. They are on a Swanage beach on a bright sunny day.


Diverse City, in collaboration with The Mowlem Theatre in Swanage, were proud to present SW!M, a live event that took place on Midsummer’s Day. Inspired by the open conversations…
Black background. A photo of a woman and a man swinging in the air like a pendulum, looking powerful and graceful. They share a wheelchair which is held up in the air by black circus straps. She has frizzy brown hair, muscular arms and wears a grey tank top She is kneeling on his thighs and one of her arms holds the straps above her head while the other points down towards the floor. He has a neatly trimmed brown beard, muscular arms and wears a black tank top. He holds the straps to the sides of his chest with both hands. The image captures them at the highest point of the swing, to our right, bringing the man to an upside- down position with the woman above him. Their bodies are doing something hard, but their strength makes it look effortless. One word written in white, thick, brush-style letters above the photo: 'Human'.

The View From Here – a return to live performance

Written by Claire Hodgson Co-Artistic Director of Diverse City and Extraordinary Bodies  We are about to premiere a new circus show called Human and I have never felt so human. This past…
Four women standing in line. On the left, a black woman with a Pride rainbow flag on her shoulder smiles, she is looking at the two in the middle who are hugging. One of them wears a black Diverse City t-shirt and has grey curly hair and the other wears a pink one piece and has black skin. The fourth woman on the right looks in front of her with a proud and determined smile.

Mid Life Meets the Next Generation

The team who brought you Mid Life and Mid Life: The Skin We’re In are back again to complete a triptych of explorations into the female experience.   We…

Anti-Racism Touring Rider

Karen Spicer, a petite woman with curly grey hair, holds two ripe tomatoes up in front of her chest, as she stands in her allotment.

Mid Life: The Skin We’re In

Following the enormous success of Mid Life as Diverse City entered 2020, we were already thinking of ways that we could continue exploring that world. When 2020 turned everything…
White logo on a purple background reading: "Women Leaders South West".

Putting Women On The Agenda

Over the last few years, it has been easy to feel positive about the progress being made by fourth-wave feminism. Unifying movements such as #MeToo, #YesAllWomen, #NiUnaMenos have risen…
Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists perform Till We Win at Lighthouse Poole - close up of Josh Ward, Natalya Howard and Rachel Orum performing centre stage.

EBYA Take Over The BIC in Bournemouth

Our youth company Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists are bringing their brand new production ‘Til We Win to The BIC on Tuesday October 15! The youth company are performing as…
Five women stand one behind another with their arms raised up. In the foreground, a woman with short bleached blonde hair and a golden sequin skirt look over her shoulder with a cheeky smile.

Mid Life Work In Progress Performances Keep On Wowing Audiences

[sp_wpcarousel id=”2745″] We are still buzzing from not the one but the two Mid Life work in progress performances we delivered this month! Following a successful Ferment Fortnight show…
6 young artists standing strong in a triangle to camera - right fists raised in the air, determination and fierce expressions show they are fired up about something!

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists take over Lighthouse Poole!

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) will premiere Till We Win on 10th April at Lighthouse Poole, alongside touring show Grow Up and Just Love Chocolate, by EBYA Alumni The…
Extraordinary Bodies, What Am I Worth? performance shot from Sunderland 2018: As the structure spins, Aislinn is climbing and balancing a top the set.

“Extraordinary by name, Extraordinary by nature”

Extraordinary Bodies’ new outdoor show ‘What am I Worth?’ is now half way through its tour for this year and the feedback has been incredibly positive! “I watched this…
2 aerial artists suspended and entwined from straps: a white man in a wheelchair faces a muscular black woman - she is kneeling on his legs. There is an explosion of powdered paint around them in pink, green, blue and orange.

Rehearsals begin for groundbreaking new show from Extraordinary Bodies

What am I Worth? is the groundbreaking new show that shines a light on seven extraordinary cast members from across the world, including the US, Germany, Ireland and the UK. They…
Extraordinary Bodies artist David Ellington in an aerial hoop, laying back with feet high in the hoop and hands falling towards the ground.

Extraordinary Bodies – What Am I Worth?

This short film has been made by the visionary filmmakers Proudfoot. What Am I Worth? A new outdoor show touring summer 2018 Seven extraordinary artists run, fly, catch, play and…

Extraordinary Bodies… Our 2017 journey so far

Extraordinary Bodies travels the UK and Ireland in 2017 to explore the question, ‘What am I worth?’ Extraordinary Bodies is the UK’s leading professional integrated circus company and a…