Japan

 

 

In January 2015, his company of 9 puppeteers with a disability travelled to Japan and

collaborated with Japanese dancers Shin Sakuma and Hiromi Mita from Tanpopo in the staging of ‘Cry of the Curlew in Nara. The tour also included the photographic exhibition ‘Fallen Leaf’ by deaf/blind photographer Brenden Borellini. The exhibit included 3D and 2D photographs and poetry. It travelled to Nara, Nagoya, Nagakute City, Sendai and Yamomoto Town. In Miyagi Prefecture Steve ran creative recovery workshops with people who had lost their homes and livelihood following the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami.

 


"Cry of the Curlew"

 

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Quotes

- “The puppets movements were so precise and detailed, allowing the puppets to have a voice was great and we were really able to connect, understand and relate too the emotions shown through the puppets”

- “It was great seeing Japanese participants on stage and dancing”

- “That show was awesome, I was crying”

- “I loved the performance and seeing the interaction between film and actors was cleverly done”

- “The film and music created such a wonderful atmosphere”


A big thank you to Tanpopo-No-Ye for inviting Crossroad Arts to be a part of the Festival. We hope to visit again in the near future.

 

 

 

      

"Falling Leaf"
by Brenden Borellini

As part of the international tour Crossroad Artsdeaf/blind photographer
Brenden Borellini
held an exhibition of 30 black and white landscape photographs.

The exhibition is called "Falling Leaf".One of the features of the exhibition

is the 3D rendering of the photographs

for a blind audience.

              Brenden 2

- Closing Night Dance -

The exhibition is the culmination of Brenden's year long traineeship at
Crossroad Arts in photography.
A feature of the exhibition was the
performance by Japanese dancers

led by Hiromi Mita on February the 7th 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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