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Extant

Extant is Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people. The company produces innovative theatre that brings a unique cultural perspective of visual impairment, and explores new creative territories. Extant tours nationally and delivers workshops with young people through its emerging youth theatre programme. Our funding contributes to core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £83,048
  • 2013-2014: £138,105
  • 2014-2015: £90,748

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Andrew Hodgson show reel

Created as part of the Show Real project for emerging and experienced artists. Extant is the UK's leading performing arts company of visually impaired artists. www.extant.org.uk

Anita Barzey show reel

Extant is the UK's leading performing arts company of visually impaired artists. Film made as part of the Show Real project involving emerging and experienced artists. www.extant.org.uk

Flatland: behind the scenes with scenographer Lyndsey Housden

Interview with team member of the ground-breaking performance research project, Flatland. This project by Extant, the UK's leading theatre company of visually impaired artists, uses haptic technology within an immersive, pitch-black installation to level the playing field for sighted and visually impaired audiences. www.flatland.org.uk

Flatland: talking to dramaturge Alex Bulmer

Interview with team member of the ground-breaking performance research project, Flatland. This project by Extant, the UK's leading theatre company of visually impaired artists, uses haptic technology within an immersive, pitch-black installation to level the playing field for sighted and visually impaired audiences. www.flatland.org.uk

Flatland: interview with sound designer Matthias Kispert

Sound designer Matthias Kispert explains his role in creating an extraordinary new way of experiencing performance. This project by Extant, the UK's leading theatre company of visually impaired artists, uses haptic technology within an immersive, pitch-black installation to level the playing field for sighted and visually impaired audiences. In collaboration with Open University and Haunted Pliers, supported by a grant from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. www.flatland.org.uk

Flight Paths - a project by Extant, Yellow Earth, Upswing

Documentary about this performance R&D project 2014, led by Extant, the UK's leading theatre company of visually impaired artists.funded by Unlimited.

Flatland - interview with Artistic Director Maria Oshodi

Interview with team member of the ground-breaking performance research project, Flatland. This project by Extant, the UK's leading theatre company of visually impaired artists, uses haptic technology within an immersive, pitch-black installation to level the playing field for sighted and visually impaired audiences. In collaboration with Open University and Haunted Pliers, supported by a grant from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. www.flatland.org.uk

'I dance' programme for visually impaired adults

Extant's 2014 programme offered fully accessible Ballroom, Zumba, African dance, contemporary and Street Dance sessions for visually impaired participants, with exceptional outcomes.

Flight Paths R&D November 2013

Excerpt from this collaborative piece of R&D by Extant, the UK's only professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists, Yellow Earth Theatre Company (British East Asian Theatre), and contemporary circus company Upswing. Flight Paths is inspired by the traditions of Japanese blind Biwa Hoshi players: four visually impaired artists will explore their personal stories of migration to the UK. The production will work with state-of-the-art audio technology and integrating audio description into the performance itself. Supported by UNLIMITED; celebrating the work of disabled artists.

Extant's 2014 production: The Chairs by Ionesco

Trailer for Ionesco's The Chairs in a unique interpretation by Extant, Britain's only professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists. Touring in spring 2014.

ZombieyeZ in Zagreb: Director's Interview

Artistic Director Maria Oshodi on the inspiration for Extant's blind Zombie movie, filmed in Zagreb. See the full film at www.extant.org.uk Originally told via blog at slobodapatient.me

ZombieyeZ in Zagreb: Credits

Credits for Extant's blind Zombie movie, filmed in Zagreb. See the full film at www.extant.org.uk Originally told via blog at slobodapatient.me

ZombieyeZ in Zagreb Part Four: The Result

The shocking outcome of Professor Cudo's cure for blindness. Extant's blind Zombie movie filmed in Zagreb. See the full film at www.extant.org.uk Originally told via blog at slobodapatient.me

Zombieyez in Zagreb: Credits

Extant's blind Zombie movie filmed in Zagreb. See the full film at www.extant.org.uk Originally told via blog at slobodapatient.me

ZombieyeZ in Zagreb Part 3: The Clinic

Helen finally gets to meet the mysterious Professor Cudo, inventor of the cure for blindness, and the day of the medical trials arrives. Will Helen's sight be restored? Extant's blind Zombie movie filmed in Zagreb. Watch the full film at www.extant.org.uk Originally told via blog at slobodapatient.me

ZombieyeZ in Zagreb Part 2: Zagreb

Helen s some sight-seeing - but how much fun can it be when you're partially sighted? Extant's blind Zombie movie filmed in Zagreb. See the full movie at www.extant.org.uk Originally told via blog at slobodapatient.me

ZombieyeZ in Zagreb Part I: The Arrival

Helen touches down in Croatia and meets up with fellow patients Extant's blind Zombie movie filmed in Zagreb. See the full story at www.extant.org.uk Originally told via blog at slobodapatient.me

My turn

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After the clinic...

My thoughts on leaving the clinic today.

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