Stunning. Geigutsu Shincho
A refreshing experience that you can’t find in a conventional theater. Kiryu Times
Known for its Beckettian absurdity and stark aesthetic, ARICA Performance Company presents its critically acclaimed KIOSK. In this highly conceptual and visually arresting one-woman show, the narrative follows a day in the life of a woman working in a humble train station kiosk. Perched in her rolling chair, the woman sells newspapers and water. This simple premise is explored through fierce, physical repetition and live electronic music that unfolds the complex layers of the human body’s relation to labor in this surreal landscape. ARICA Performance Company is a collective of artists from a variety of disciplines founded in 2001 by designer/director Yasuki Fujita with actress Tomoko Ando, musician Osama Saruyama, poet Shino Kuraishi and producer Keizo Maeda. Since then, the company has collaboratively created site-specific works in unconventional performance spaces. ARICA was awarded Best Solo Performance at the 2005 Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival for Parachute Woman.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
- September 18, 2008 – September 20, 2008