If your day is lacking a little awe, take a look at these production images from Flight Paths. The gallery of images depicting the show which fuses circus with narrative, music and the performers’ personal stories is awesome. Explore the gallery then book your tickets for this touring show!
The ground-breaking production, which features a cast of four blind performers weaving together their own tales, tours the UK until Tuesday 5 March, when it plays its final, jaw-dropping performance at The Arena, Wolverhampton.
Flight Paths is a multi-media, story-telling circus production that mixes aerial performance with live music, narrative storytelling and audio description utilising new sound technology. Moving between tradition and modernity the performers tell of their own experiences as artists from Japan, Nigeria, USA and Australia. The unique production brings the traditions of the Biwa Hoshi and Goze to UK theatre audiences for the first time.
We talk to co-director and @yellowearthuk Artistic #Director @KumikoMendl in this audio preview of #FlightPaths. We’ll be @Arena_Theatre on Tue 5 Mar @yellowearthuk https://t.co/EwDf3Pagy3 pic.twitter.com/tpw8dm1YE6
— Extant (@extantltd) February 20, 2019
Amelia Cavallo and Sarah Houbolt lead the cast, with Takashi Kikuchi and Victoria Oruwari. American-born performer Cavallo performed as an aerialist at the Paralympic Opening Ceremony, while Houbolt previously competed at the Sydney Paralympic Games. Kikuchi is an acclaimed viola player and Oruwari is a singer who last year competed in the BBC show All Together Now.
Glen Neath, who wrote Flight Paths, is an award winning novelist and theatre maker whose work includes Séance and Flight, which are both currently playing at the VAULT Festival.
Speaking about the production, Co-Directors Kumiko Mendl and Maria Oshodi said: “Yellow Earth and Extant are delighted to be working alongside each other to bring our five year collaboration on this production to fruition. Like so much of our company’s previous work, Flight Paths has proven to be not just an ambitious and thrilling piece of theatre, but a catalyst for real inclusive and representational change.”