Japan Society kicks off its 2008-09 Performing Arts Season with the U.S. debut of ARICA Performance Company's one-woman show with live music, Kiosk. This production marks the first installment in Japan Society's season theme, Beyond Boundaries: Genre-Bending Mavericks, which expands the borders of conventional performing arts whether melding new technologies with age-old performance techniques,marrying the classical with the ultra-modern, weaving text into dance and the fabric of space itself, or lacing stunning visual effects of light, video and innovative design into live performance.
Known for its Beckettian absurdity and stark aesthetic, ARICA Performance Company presents its
critically acclaimed work Kiosk. In this highly conceptual and visually arresting one-woman show, the movement-based 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, poetry and live electronic music, revealing the complexity of the human
body's relation to physical labor in a surreal landscape. Kiosk was awarded Best Solo Performance at the 2005 Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival.