Videos

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20th anniversary title screenshot from video

Extant’s 20th Anniversary - Short Film

06:57

Short edit of a film by Braunarts, created to celebrate Extant's 20th anniversary this year (2017). Features interviews with key Extant artists, collaborators and patrons.

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Catching the Ghost

09:35

Watch the trailer video for our 2017 production of Catching the Ghost by Chris Campion. The play tells the complex journey of a young man whose gradual loss of sight takes him through an uncompromising experience of depression and split identity.

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The Chairs: Spring 2016 Tour Highlights

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Highlights from Extant's remounting of The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco in April earlier this year, from the performance at Stratford Circus, London. Directed by Maria Oshodi Filmed and edited by primodv

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Still of Tim Gebbels for Extant's Show Real project. Tim in light grey jumper and black jacket standing with hands in his pocket

Tim Gebbels Bursary

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Flatland project ident: a geometric rainbow over a flat horizon

Flatland R&D Documentary

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A short film about the development of this digital R&D project, led by Extant, the UK's leading performing arts company of visually impaired artists. Flatland was a pitch-black, immersive installation which audiences explored using a handheld haptic navigation device. Extant collaborated with Dr Ad Spiers and the Open University. The project was funded by the […]

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A man in dark blue mechanics uniform hands out brightly coloured inflatable animals

ComBUStion

07:42

ComBUStion invites you to form an orderly queue at the bus stop, and wait for your chance to participate in a London Bus ride with a difference… This family-friendly show featured lots of interaction and fun. It was produced by Extant in collaboration with playful public realm arts company, Bureau of Silly Ideas, and commissioned for 2015 Liberty […]

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ZombieyeZ in Zagreb trailer

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A new trailer for our 2015 blind zombie film, ZombieyeZ in Zagreb. Follow the journey of Helen as she travels to a medical clinic in Croatia, where scientists promise to miraculously restore their patients' sight in 24 hours. What could possibly go wrong? Shot on location in London, New York, and Zagreb. Trailer edited by […]

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Spirit of Resistance Legacy Film Finale

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A recap of the Spirit of Resistance project, coupled with footage from the original 'Making of Resistance' about the 2005 production. Created by Roaming Films.

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Spirit of Resistance: Performance Highlights

11:55

Highlights from the filmed sharing event at Stratford Circus in June 2016. Participants and audience members give an idea of what they gained from Extant's intergenerational project, which marked the 10th anniversary of our 'Resistance' production.

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Getting on with Life

07:49

In January 2017 a group of visually impaired participants embarked on a journey with Extant, Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people. This film explores their creative journeys and documents their final performance at mac Birmingham in May 2017. ‘Getting on with Life’ uses music and comedy to explore the assumptions we […]

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‘Getting on with Life’ Full Performance

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In January 2017 a group of visually impaired participants embarked on a journey with Extant, Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people. This film explores their creative journeys and documents their final performance at mac Birmingham in May 2017. ‘Getting on with Life’ uses music and comedy to explore the assumptions we […]

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Unexpected: Final Group Performance

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Footage from the devised ensemble performance at the Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton and clips of interviews with the participants and director. Project by Extant, funded by ACE, National Lottery and City Bridge. Film by Chuck Lowry. Highlights edited by getcarterpr.

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Regional Hub Building - Year 1

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A short documentary by community filmmaker Rachel Gillies covering the first year of Extant's regional hub building activity. Features clips from workshops, interviews with participants, facilitators and staff from two of our partner venues: mac Birmingham and The Lowry, Salford.

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Anita Barzey profile image

Anita Barzey showreel

02:17

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Andrew Hodgson profile image

Andrew Hodgson showreel

07:03

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Joy Addo portrait

Joy Addo showreel

03:18

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Mikel in drag

Mickel Smithen showreel

03:13

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Nayantika Shah smiling

Nayantika Shah showreel

04:29

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Maggie Tolmie arms outstretched during a monologue

Maggie Tolmie showreel

02:34

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An older man and woman pictured from the shoulders up in ballroom hold

‘I dance’ 2014

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A video with voiceover detailing the fantastic experiences and outcomes for blind and partially sighted adults who took part in our programme of accessible dance workshops in spring 2014. The clips show participants experiencing a variety of different styles and the methods used by dance tutors to make the lessons accessible. 

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Maria Oshodi sits talking to actors Heather and John

Ionesco’s The Chairs 2014

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Director Maria Oshodi talks about the comedy and energy within Extant's version of Ionesco's classic play which toured Wolverhampton and London, 16 April-2 May 2014. Video produced by Braunarts

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White male with glasses speaking in front of a projected photo of the Haptic Lotus Device. Film of a talk about this project

Adam Spiers ‘This Happened’ talk 2012

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An unedited film of a talk given by Adam Spiers about Extant's Haptic Lotus at a 'This Happened' event, 20 March 2012, Bristol.  http://www.thishappened.org

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Young performers in witches hats and masks. Film of participation project

One Short Day in Essex 2011

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A weekend workshop  for 11-18  year olds, held in November 2011  and based on the musical Wicked

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A close up shot of woman in a burlesque costume wearing a mask.  It has large eyes with painted on eyelashes and hugely inflated red lips.

Sheer 2012

3:16

Sheer spring tour 2012 – a burlesque horror production in the dark and light. Film includes audio description. Video produced by Braunarts

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Four of the participating dancers rehearse in a dance studio. Film of a participation project

Dance Stage 2010

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An autumn of dance in 2010 featuring Contemporary, tap, samba and flamenco styles for visually impaired newcomers and professional performers. This is a film that describes the project and shows clips of the participants trying all the different dance styles.

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Schoolgirl in hijab being interviewed. Film of a participation project

Youth Theatre

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Extant runs a youth theatre programme for visually impaired young people. This film shows highlights of the company's work with Lambeth Academy in July 2008. Artistic Director Maria Oshodi describes how the project worked.

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A white man and woman on a tandem bicycle

Tandemonium 2010

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This film showcases the Extant performance piece Tandemonium, and includes audio description. Riding the rhythm on customised tandems, Extant presents a musical theatre performance as never seen or heard before! Inspired by the famous musical ‘Gypsy’, Braunarts has created a sound design for Extant that will be transported upon tandem bikes, along with a cast of […]

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Screengrab from video title sequence showing 3D-rendered question mark on a dark green background. Film about R&D project

The Question 2010

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The Question was a 2010 collaborative immersive theatre research project between Extant, Adam Spiers and the Open University, exploring haptic technology in  a multi media  dark installation. This is a DVD excerpt from a film about the project. The full DVD, featuring the planning, the team, the Haptic device and the audience experience within the […]

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Japanese viola player with audience around him and umbrella over him. Film of an outdoor performance piece

Obscurity 2009

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A 2009 site specific, outdoor promenade performance involving story telling, live music, visual art and a 16 speaker spatialised sound scape, performed at Greenwich and Trafalgar Square. This film describes the making of the work and final performance, and features audio description. Film produced by Braunarts

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Overhead view of audience members looking at scripts while someone above talks into a microphone. Film about a performance event

The Cast Party 2006

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A 2006 award-winning experimental pilot event, where Extant researched the use of technology, description and navigation in a large social environment. This film includes footage taken at the event showing large crowds of people in a foyer-like space, and interviews with individual audience members, some of whom are wearing costume. The audience members are carrying scripts which […]

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African American male performer - only his figure can be seen in the darkness. Film about a touring production

Weights 2005

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Promotional film created of the 2005 Premiere UK tour of blind African American playwright, poet, actor and athlete, Lynn Manning in his one man autobiographical show. The film features clips of: Lynn singing and playing mouth organ as other visually impaired members of the team join in on other instruments; Lynn, Maria Oshodi and the Extant team on a tour […]

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Headshot of young white male actor taken from below

Resistance 2005-6

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Promotional film of Resistance, Extant's ground breaking innovative physical theatre production based on the life of teenage blind French resistance leader Jacques Lusseyran. Written by Maria Oshodi. Presented in association with Turtle Key Arts. The production toured nationally and internationally in 2005-6. The film features excerpts from scenes filmed at The Albany, London, 13 October 2005.

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Poster image: a white silhouette of a character on stage casts a shadow against a red background. Film about a production

Zeros and Nils 2002

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A promotional film showcasing the first ever use of audio description and simultaneous language translation in the 2002 premiere UK tour of Croatia’s New Life theatre, produced by Extant. The film is made up of edited highlights of the play, called Zero and Nils. It begins with the audio description introduction as it was delivered in theatres, describe how […]

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Forum Theatre Project 2007

9:48

A 2007 research and development project that for the first time combined Forum Theatre with visual impairment. This film features highlights of rehearsals and the performance, with description by Artistic Director Maria Oshodi.

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A white boy and girl use a skipping rope in a dance studio. Film of participation work

Youth Theatre 2008

9:58

Extant runs a youth theatre programme for visually impaired young people. This film shows highlights of the company's work with Lambeth Academy in July 2008. Artistic Director Maria Oshodi describes how the project worked.

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A dancer stretches on the floor

Original Extant Research 1998

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Extant’s formative exploration into stage language and movement. This film features clips of research taking place in rehearsal studios, and descriptions by the participants of what they were trying to achieve.

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A group of adult participants in a line behind a dance teacher in a studio. Film about a participation project

Workshops 2010

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This film features excerpts from previous professional development workshops for visually impaired adults by Extant: 1) Short scene between a male and female actor 2) Short clips from a series of dance workshops including flamenco, tango, tap dancing. 3) Movement-based improvisation workshops: a female teacher helps a participant handle a skull; a male teacher directs a group […]

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One female and two male young participants press hands towards each other

Key Moves 2003

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Key Moves was an Extant and Turtle Key half-term drama project for 11-18 year olds, held in Autumn 2003 at Sadler's Wells. Led by Maria Oshodi and Eileen Dillon. This film features stills of the project and a description of the project by Maria Oshodi.

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