Flying Eye is a theatre and performance company. Its work combines stories with visual poetry under the artistic collaboration of performer Sachi Kimura and lighting designer Kristina Hjelm.
Our work is dedicated to explore real and heartfelt human issues in a poetic and subtle manner, and aim to give the audience experiences that resonate with their lives through the use of anecdotes and simple and innovative visual images.
We use theatre performance, installation artwork and photography to bring an essence to our creations. Our performance works are for theatre, festivals, galleries and other site-specific locations.
Flying Eye has been working on a small-scale theatre piece - Cutting the Cord which premiered at Brighton Festival 2010.
'Concentrating on producing energized, visually captivating, relevant theatre combined with the highest standard of set design, music and choreography Flying Eye are a breath of fresh air in a field that can so easily be defined by convention.'Claire Cahill - London Festival Fringe
Sachi Kimura – Artistic Director/Performer Sachi trained at Shiki theatre company (Japan), Ecole de Phillipe Gaulier (UK) and Scola Commedia Dell’arte (Italy). She has worked extensively, over the last 17 years, as a performer in theatre, films and TV, in the UK, Europe and Japan. Collaborating companies include; Gecko, The Clod Ensemble, Fevered Sleep, Unicorn Theatre, Obviam-Est and Yellow Earth Theatre. Most recently she has been in TheForest (Young Vic and National tour), UnderGlass (Sadler’s Wells and National tour) and film In Brughes. She also teaches improvisation at The Actors Centre London, Met Film School and The New National Theatre, Japan. Kristina Hjelm – Artistic Director/Lighting Designer Kristina studied Lighting Design at Rose Bruford College (1998-2001). In 2000 she was awarded the Whitelight Bursary for her site-specific piece PeepShow which took place in a scrap yard in Greenwich. Since then she has been collaborating with several performance companies that specialize in the site-specific genre such as Mkultra for 22 Rooms, in the old Gazi factory in Athens, and 30 000 Lies in the former Court of Justice in Turin and Insite Performance for Smith at The British Museum. Within physical theatre and movement based work she collaborated with Gecko for The Race, dancer Cecile Feza Bushidi’s for The Unknown and Levantes Dance Theatre’s RoomTemperature Romance (BITE at Barbican). She is currently designing Chris Goode's new production The Forest and the Field at the Oval House Theatre and Larisa and the Merchants for Insite Performance at Arcola.