Cry of the Curlew

In January 2015, 9 puppeteers with disability from Crossroad Arts travelled to Japan to join with Japanese dancers, Shin Sakuma and Hiromi Mita, in the staging of ‘Cry of the Curlew’, a new and original theatre performance, in Nara. The tour also included the photographic exhibition ‘Falling Leaf’ by photographer Brenden Borellini, who happens to be deafblind. The exhibit included 3D and 2D photographs and poetry, and travelled to Nara, Nagoya, Nagakute City, Sendai and Yamomoto Town. In Miyagi Prefecture, Crossroad Arts also delivered creative recovery workshops with people who had lost their homes and livelihoods following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.