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A group of participants in flamenco class standing in a large circle, their arms outstretched and curved in motion. A black and white image.

Dance Stage

Posted on: 26 Oct 2019

Dance Stage was a program of dance classes open to all visually impaired adults at any level of experience or ability.

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A group of older women sit around a table in the foyer at Stratford Arts Centre talking to a younger access worker.

Spirit of Resistance

Posted on: 19 Jul 2016

An intergenerational project inspired by Extant's 2005 production of Resistance.

You can now watch the new legacy film (below) with behind-the-scenes footage from both the 2005 production and last year's commemorative project.

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A member of the group sits in the rehearsal space with the director as he casts his hands out wide with his glasses in one hand.

Unexpected: Youth Theatre 2016

Posted on: 17 May 2016

'Unexpected' was a four-month long project which culminated in a public performance exploring personal stories of sight loss.

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Group photo of participants in the project

Show Real Miracles

Posted on: 2 Apr 2015

Read about the project funded by Greater London Fund for the Blind in early 2015 that sparked this performers' gallery of show reels.

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An older white man and middle eastern woman are in ballroom dance hold

‘I dance’

Posted on: 4 Jun 2014

A series of accessible dance workshops for visually impaired people funded by the Greater London Fund for the Blind.

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Writer Louise Jenkins leans over to talk to a participant who is wearing headphones

Radio Play

Posted on: 23 Oct 2013

 A radio drama and script-writing project for visually impaired young adults aged from 18 to 30, which ran from June to September 2013.

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Forum 4 Us group in a line

Forum 4Us

Posted on: 17 May 2012

A forum theatre project for visually impaired young adults aged 15-30, ran in April and May 2012.

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Jonny Kirin and Sandy Plate Spinning

Magic Workshop

Posted on: 9 Aug 2011

Extant held a beginners guide to magic on Saturday 2 July 2011 at the Oval House Theatre.

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Front row of audience at the Oval House with four audience members raising a hand in the air

Forum Theatre

Posted on: 21 Jan 2011

The first project to fuse Forum Theatre and visual impairment, involving research, devising, performance and presentations.

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The words of a script can be read on a laptop screen over someone's shoulder in the workshop

Writing Stage

Posted on: 21 Jan 2011

In the autumn of 2010 and winter of 2011 Extant ran a 10 week performance writing programme called ‘Writing Stage’, for visually impaired writers at any level of experience.

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