MIZUTO-ABURA Mime Company in Soup
Japan’s most celebrated emerging mime company MIZUTO-ABURA (“Water and Oil”) makes their U.S. debut in Soup. Their performances are hailed as surreal, cynical and extremely witty.
A collaboration by Shuji Onodera, Jun Takahashi, Momko Fujita and Reina Suga, MIZUTO-ABURA was a hit at the prestigious Festival d’Avignon Off in France as well as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Soup was created in Tokyo in 2000. A man enters a restaurant where there are twin waiters. On the table is a bowl of hot, steaming soup. When the man tastes the soup, suddenly a rush of memories overtakes him, revealing a hidden world behind his daily life. Chaos and cheer ensue as the story unfolds.
MIZUTO-ABURA received the Tokyo Millennium Arts Festival “Best Prize” (2000) and The Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
- Friday, October 11, 2002
- 8:00 pm