4 - 13 November 2010

£16 - 40

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Enter the mysterious world of blind Shamisen player Shun-kin and her devoted servant Sasuke in this startling performance based on the texts of celebrated Japanese author Juníichiro Tanizaki. Exploring the connections between beauty and violence, this powerful production brings to life a haunting love story.

returns to the Barbican following its success in 2009 and is performed by a Japanese cast, including film actress Eri Fukatsu and celebrated actor Yoshi Oida. Led by award-winning Artistic Director Simon McBurney, Complicite has created ground-breaking devised work which has toured the world since 1983.

Performance time: 19:45 (also 14:30 on 13 Nov)
Running time: 110mins / no interval

In Japanese with English surtitles
Age guidance 14+

6 & 7 Nov
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Thu 11 Nov
Post Show Talk
Simon McBurney in conversation

Fri 12 Nov, 6.15 - 6.45pm
Pre-show concert
Honjoh Hidetaro: The Shamisen
Barbican Theatre

Directed by Simon McBurney
Based on the writings of Juníichiro Tanizaki
Original Music by Honjoh Hidetaro

Co-produced by the Barbican, Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo.
Shun-kin is supported by The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN programme and the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

This autumn, the Barbican hosts a season of events exploring the unique culture of Japan, including Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion , which takes inspiration from Tanizakiís In Praise of Shadows, and Aspects of Japanese Cinema in the Barbican Cinema.

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