Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists

Two performers make star poses, crossing their bodies through a hoop which is suspended from the ceiling on stage, around them five other performers stand and watch, they are all wearing costumes with smart blazer jackets and in the theme of red black and mustard colours

Becoming is about growing up.

Becoming is being in that stage somewhere between 16 and 22 years old, when you are not yet qualified to be a grown up, but no one lets you act like a child. It’s about feeling ready to get a job or go to university but feeling like you still want to ask your mum to make your packed lunch.

It’s that time when you finally move out and then find yourself making big decisions alone. It’s about learning to cope with the loss of a parent before the time is right. It’s about coming to terms with your past and getting ready for the future.

It’s about friendship and the people who support us during this time. Those people are possibly some of the most influential people we will ever meet. It’s about the experiences we have together. They shape us. They raise us. 

It’s not yet arriving at the destination, but constantly Becoming the person you really are.

Becoming is written, devised and performed by Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Crowdfunder campaign in 2017, raising over £5,000 to take Becoming on tour. Thanks to you, the show premiered at Lighthouse Poole and toured to Poole’s Roundabout Festival and Circus City in Bristol.

My Role

For the show “Becoming” I was able to perform live drums with the group to add a more live dynamic music to the show. This also enabled me to create compositions and sections that i could change live depending on the performers so we could hit the cues in the best way possible.

I also worked on an R&D for ‘Til We Win’ where we wanted everyones music and sound design to reflect them as best as possible. Each character having their own world and I did this via heavy genre changes and creating lots of different ambiences.