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An exciting year ahead

An exciting year ahead

2018 already promises to be a defining year for us at Body Politic. We're now a not-for-profit company, creating professional bodies of work for the stage. And we're ready to take on this year full of opportunities with that in mind. Funding applications are flying...

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Our 2017 Highlights

Our 2017 Highlights

What a year it's been! We wanted to take some time to thank you all for supporting us through this very busy year. We've gained 145 followers on Facebook, meaning 2,580 of you have been strong believers in the work we've done and continue to do. Over 500 people have...

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Body Politic is heading to Resolution 2018

Body Politic is heading to Resolution 2018

You've probably already heard the news, but in case you haven't: we're heading to Resolution 2018! To those unfamiliar with Resolution, it is a platform created by The Place for emerging artists to showcase their dance and performance pieces. As said on their website,...

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M Word heading to Oxford Christmas Light Festival

M Word heading to Oxford Christmas Light Festival

You've read it right! All the young people from our M Word project will be performing at the Oxford Christmas Light Festival! Taking place this Friday (17th November), the M Word dancers will take to the Gloucester Green live dance stage, programmed by Dancin’ Oxford....

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Heart-warming growth at Wood Farm

Heart-warming growth at Wood Farm

Since embarking on our focus on mental health in young people – kickstarted by our production of Reflections in 2016 – we've seen so many young people grow out of their shells and themselves. We've taught over 30 young people regularly for The M Word project; over 50...

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Heart-warming growth at Wood Farm

Freestyle popular at Rose Hill

The Rose Hill group have been enjoying The M Word with enthusiasm and 'infectious' energy. And a particular fondness for freestyling. "I like the freestyle… because the freestyle is really cool; we get to share [with] everyone our different dances and how we like...

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Heart-warming growth at Wood Farm

Blackbird Leys: The M Word is ‘fun’ and ‘interesting’

Over two months have passed since The M Word was first introduced to Oxford. We teamed up with Dancin' Oxford to offer young people a place to be themselves, understand themselves (and their mental health) and grow through dance. And what a process it has been so far!...

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Happy Birthday to us!

Happy Birthday to us!

It’s very hard to believe that Body Politic is celebrating its 5th Birthday! Time has flown by. We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on the ‘then and now’ and highlight our five best bits!   1. Shaun Evaristo, Jillian Meyers and Pat Cruz We...

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Looking After Your Mental Health

Looking After Your Mental Health

We've looked at many ways of working towards a healthy mind, from practicing mindfulness to emotional expression. It's all been about the internal. But something many neglect is how the external – the environment and people around – us can affect our mental health....

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