This years OzAsia Festival sure has had some special treats lined up such as this brilliant performance “continent” by the Japanese mime company CAVA. To call this entertaining show just comic mime is somewhat an under rating of the high calibre and mix the performers bring to stage. It’s an extremely well performed fusion of physical theatre with a mix of mime, dance, ballet and lots of energy to a simple yet well worked script which includes cinema, cartoon and comedy, leaving just enough to the audiences imagination.
Kazuaki Maruyama’s inspiration for continent came from the Coen brother’s film Barton Fink. “Its worldview, a mixture of reality and fiction, leaving some things implied, not stating everything, in order to stimulate the audience’s interpretive ability and imagination.” Kazuaki says. The story is about a writer who is struggling to get his work published yet continues with his girlfriends help.
A pity continent was only performed for 3 days during OzAsia. Make sure you see it next time it returns to Adelaide.
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