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Bodies in Flight
Bodies in Flight make performance work that has at its heart our contemporary, everyday experience of being caught between our physical and psychological selves. The encounter between flesh and text where words move and flesh utters, where the ordinary is made central and rendered unique.

They are fascinated by this in-between: between body and mind, capability and desire, between the everyday and the extraordinary, between technologies of sound and vision - the tongue and the camera, between artistry and pedagogy.

Their work has often been described as cutting edge & accessible, attracting a wide cross-section of audiences. This is because their work is about uncovering the hidden, unspoken feelings and passions in everyday events, making these experiences visible as choreography & poetry. The nature of our cross-disciplinary projects enables them to sit comfortably in and alongside a number of categories and perform at a diverse range of venues and festivals.

They have a significant regional, national and international profile and have toured extensively.

Formed in 1990, the company is led by choreographer Sara Giddens and writer Simon Jones.

The Archive is in the process of being catalogued, but a list of resources is available. Please contact Bex Carrington, Keeper: Live Art Archives on 0117 33 15186, or email: liveart-archives@bristol.ac.uk if you require further information.

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For further information on Bodies in Flight and their work, please visit the Bodies in Flight website.
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