Alongside Body Politic’s touring productions, we place community, education and authentic exchanges with young people at the centre of our work.
Body Politic is a flagship female led organisation, whose work empowers the voices of young people from under-represented communities both, on and off the stage.
Our vision is to transform the lives and experiences of young people through engaging with high quality Hip Hop Dance theatre.
Our work is gratefully funded by Arts Council England to help deliver positive outcomes for young people. This work aims to build confidence, in young people, empower decision making and create platforms for self-expression and reflection around important subject matters.
“Body Politic’s Dance Class was fantastic and fits in perfectly with our vision of wanting young people to access art and training of the highest quality. The group were physically and mentally challenged and inspired. I love that Body Politic gave group members ownership over their work and freedom to explore their own creativity. The process was excellent”.
Abie Walton, The Northwall Theatre, Oxford
If you are a school, youth group or organisation looking to explore workshop, performance and leadership opportunities, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with Artistic Director, EmJ at email@example.com
54 educational sessions delivered
1789 young people engaged aged 5-25 years old
889 audiences across the UK
8 panel discussions
Images by Ezzidin Alwan
“Absolutely inspired by Body Politic’s Father Figurine tonight. Poignant, thought-provoking and emotive. Thanks so much for inviting us to perform a curtain raiser with you. It’s inspiring. Thanks for placing mental health at the centre of your work”
“The girls (and I!) really loved the opportunity. I felt like it was really great for them and helped build their confidence performing and public speaking. It was also a fantastic opportunity for them to watch the show afterwards, so thank you for making that happen.
The tutors were great, they worked well with the girls and achieved a lot in a really short space of time! Especially when the girls didn’t really know each other very well and so needed bringing out of their shells, too”
“A lesson tonight is how powerful theatre can be to build emotional resilience in our communities. Father Figurine expresses such non verbal emotion and certainly provoked audience to think and discuss. Lots to think about.”
“I would want to see this being performed in schools, colleges and universities up and down the country. It communicates the need for men to speak up and take a greater part in their own mental wellbeing. It creates a beautifully crafted ‘in’, a start-point for conversation, that is key for men to realise that they are not alone and that talking and being heard are essential in moving forward.”
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We’re always looking for passionate people who would like to get more involved in the work that we’re doing. If you’re interested in marketing, media or you’re an artist looking for work, we’d love to hear from you!