Projects : Research and Development

Flatland: An adventure in many dimensions

February - March 2015

A sideways shot of the poster for Flatland in black and white, inside a window frame. Blending into the image is a reflection of a large tree and park outside on a summery day.

Flatland is a collaboration between Extant, the UK's leading performing arts company of visually impaired artists, robotics engineer and research scientist Dr Ad Spiers, and Janet van der Linden...

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Flight Paths


landscape photo of Amelia, Takashi and Victoria sat on row of chairs with their bags and white canes propped up against them, in an indistinct departure lounge, behind them the wall is a large birds’ eye view of an airport terminal with two planes lined up the tarmac. In the foreground (left and right of performers) the bodies of other passengers walking past, legs slightly blurred in motion

Extant have been working in collaboration with writer Glen Neath, Yellow Earth Theatre and Upswing,  to develop our next production, FLIGHT PATHS - a new piece of...

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Maria in pool of light raised to sitting with arms extended.

Extant’s formative exploration into stage language and movement.

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Heather Gilmore, Billy Baxter and Amelia Cavallo in a line singing

Based on an initial six day research and development project into burlesque, Extant is developing a full length show that will merge this style with comedy and visual impairment.

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The Question

June 2010

Close up of the Haptic Lotus held in a hand

A collaborative immersive theatre research project between Extant, BAC and the Open University exploring haptic technology in relation to navigation, perception and knowledge. Visit the project's micro-site

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