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 theatre that intergrates aerial movement, music and live description. We are currently booking the show for a UK tour in Spring 2019.
For this project we have been working alongside Yellow Earth (the UK's award winning British East Asian Theatre Company), Vicki Amedume from Upswing (a leading contemporary circus theatre company), and writer Glen Neath, to explore aerial movement, music, song, narrative and live description. These elements interact with one another to produce new, imaginative ways to deliver accessible live performance.
Promotional photos for FLIGHT PATHS 2019 tour.
Flight Paths is inspired by the traditions of Biwa Hoshi players: blind itinerant performers from medieval Japan who earned their living reciting tales to biwa music. In response, four visually impaired artists have been exploring their personal stories of migration to the UK.
Image of the creative team from the 2014 R&D at the Albany theatre, Deptford.
See an example of Flight Paths’ approach to innovative, integrated audio description by watching the video below:
For more information on our collaborators you can visit their websites: