Extraordinary Bodies stages low-fi lockdown film

Published: 24 September 2020
Reporter: David Upton

What Do You See In Me? online prequel

When the pandemic mothballed Extraordinary Bodies' latest national tour, the professional circus company moved towards production of a low-fi lockdown film.

What Do You See In Me? is a prequel to the stage show due to première at The Lowry in Salford in April, but never made it into rehearsal. Filmed in the artists' homes—on their mobile phones—it is written by Hattie Naylor with an original score by Ted Barnes.

A story of isolated, yet interconnected, marginalised lives is told through physicality, dance and music. The 12-minute film invites audiences to pay attention to our view of others, the judgements made and the values held as a society.

Produced in a low-tech fashion in Bristol, Leeds, Brighton, London and Munich, performers largely filmed themselves.

The film will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday 30 September at 7:20PM.