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SHUN-KIN  
             

A STUDY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW inspired by two texts, by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki: Shunkin and In Praise of Shadows. Deivsed by the company under the brilliant direction of Simon McBurney.

We made a Bunraku 8 year old girl and taught the cast to bring her to life. She then grows into a young woman made from the head of the 8 year old and a kimono on a coat hanger, then into a human puppet. One of Simon's best pieces I think. The cast was extraordinary. The result was an intense, beautiful study of pain.

"Meltingly Beautiful "
The Guardian

"A visually and physically beautiful production"
The Sunday Times

 

Directed by Simon Mc Burney
Puppetry by Blind Summit Theatre
Original Music by Honjoh Hidetaro
Design:
Merle Hensel and Rumi Matsui
Sound: Gareth Fry
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Costumes: Christina Cunningham

CAST: Kaho Aso, Eri Fukatsu, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Ryoko Tateishi, Junko Uchida, Songha Cho, Kentaro Mizuki, Honjoh Hidetaro, Nigoshichi Shimouma, Keitoku Takata

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
2008 - Setgaya Theatre, Tokyo
2009 - Barbican, London - Setagaya Theatre
2010 - Barbican Theatre, London - Theatre de la Ville, Paris - Setagaya Theatre, Tokyo

2013 -
Lincoln Center Festival, New York 9-13 July
Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Osaka, 27 July
Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo, 1-10 August
Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, 30-31 August
UMS Ann Arbor 18-21 September
UCLA Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles 26-29 September

SHOWS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MEET FRED
LITTLE MATCH GIRL
CITIZEN PUPPET
LE ROSSIGNOL
THE PUPPET MONOLOGUES
THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE HEADS
THE TABLE
PAPER STORY
BE SAFE - NIGEL MOUND
OLYMPICS
MASTER & MARGARITA
KOMMILITONEN!
EL GATO CON BOTAS
A DOG'S HEART
THE OTHER SEDER
CALL OF THE WILD
TESTING PANACEA
1984
ORIGINS
ARHAT TAMING THE DRAGON
HIS DARK MATERIALS
SHUNKIN
ON EMOTION
FAERIES
MADAM BUTTERFLY
LOW LIFE
CHEREVICHKI
A PUPPET IN THE WORKS
MARTIN'S WEDDING
PIRATE PUPPETRY
THE SPACEMAN
TRAMPING THE BOARDS
MR CHINA'S SON

PICTURES
COMPLICITE
BARBICAN

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