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Shun-kin, inspired by two texts written in 1933, A Portrait of Shunkin and In Praise of Shadows by Japanese writer Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, moves between the neon glow of Japan and the vanished world of the Meiji era and uncovers moments of light in a world of darkness. McBurney and Complicite tell a tale of devotion, passion and power, where beauty is unforgiving and love is blinding. Emerging from traditional Japanese culture this powerful production reveals how close beauty and violence can be. Shun-kin is performed in Japanese with English surtitles.Performers Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Keitoku Takata, Ryoko Tateishi, Junko Uchida.
Producer BITE10. Producer Complicite. Director Simon McBurney. Design Merle Hensel. Design Rumi Matsui. Sound Gareth Fry. Lighting Paul Anderson. Costume Christina Cunningham. Music Honjo Hidetaro.
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