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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.

Premiere: Tokyo 2010


Directed by Simon McBurney

Puppetry by Blind Summit Theatre

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