Flight Paths

Digital Flight Paths

Aya is here performing as the voice of Také, the guide to this digital interactive online experience.

Digital Flight Paths is a digital adaptation of the stage production Flight Paths by Extant, combining animation, aerial movement and creative audio description.

Inspired by the Goze, blind female performers who travelled around medieval Japan making a living from telling epic tales, the characters move between tradition and modernity weaving together personal stories of blind artists from Japan, Nigeria and the USA.

Through interactive navigation by the Goze, viewers will journey through a unique, multi-sensory experience of Japanese cultural history and storytelling.

Click here to dive into the world.

Flight Paths (2020) team:

Artistic Director, Extant: Maria Oshodi
Producer & Editor: Nic Sandiland
Project Manager (Digital Flight Paths), Extant: Rhianne Rowson
Animator: Dave Packer
Web Consultant & Designer: Tim Jukes
Digital Distribution Associate, The Space: Holly Close
Marketing Assistant (Digital Flight Paths), Extant: Amelia Zhou
Illustrator: Inko Ai Takita
Translator: Tomoko Komura
Voice Performance: Aya Nakamura

Flight Paths (2019) cast and creatives:

Co-directors: Maria Oshodi & Kumiko Mendl
Writer: Glen Neath
Cast: Amelia Cavallo & Sarah Houbolt with Takashi Kikuchi & Victoria Oruwari and Meg Kubota as ‘The Voice’
Aerial & Movement: Vicki Amedume
Sound: Thor McIntyre-Burnie
Audio Technologist: Tarim
Designer: Becky Minto
Projections: Terry Braun
Lighting: Nao Nagai
Assistant Director: Julie Osman
Production Manager: Stacey Choudbury-Potter
Stage Manager: Beatrice Galloway
AV programmer: Libby Ward
Lighting Operator: Steve Lowe