Flight Paths
The Goze (blind performers) travelled the length of medieval Japan, making their living from telling stories, making music and sharing great tales. Flight Paths, which was presented at the Stratford Circus Arts Centre on Friday 8th February 2019 by Exant and Yellow Earth was directed by Maria Oshodi and Kumiko Mendl inspired by the traditional Goze. Working with arial silks, blind performers Amelia Cavallo and Sarah Houbolt present a multi-media performance combining “movement, music, narrative and creative audio description using new sound technology” allowing the piece to be inclusive and engage multiple senses. The performance combined many different elements, from the storyline of the onstage performers, to the characters that they engaged with via the creative sound design, which sometimes became a little tangled within each other. The performance was an official event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20, and is touring until March. More details can be found at http://www.extant.org.uk/flightpaths/programme/tour