Shun-kin: The Literature of Junichiro Tanizaki and an International Performing Arts Collaboration


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  • Host Department: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
  • Date: 09/19/2013
  • Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Location: Gallery (Room 100), Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

  • Description:

    In conjunction with Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre's production of Shun-kin, this panel discussion contextualizes the theatrical production, probing into Junichiro Tanizaki's aesthetics and director Simon McBurney's ingenious interpretation. Panelists will discuss Tanizaki's literature, contemporary Japanese theater, and the creative process behind the production. Panelists include Professor Cody Poulton, University of Victoria; Professor Ken Ito, University of Hawaii; and actor Yoshi Oida. The panel will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Zwicker, Director of the U-M Center for Japanese Studies.


    Shun-Kin @ the Power Center | September 18 to September 21

    The incredible UK-based theater company Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre present Shun-kin in Ann Arbor's Power Center. Performed with the daring, delicate, and surprising visual imagery that has become Complicite's trademark, this play of passion, devotion, power, and sacrifice is based on the writings of Jun'ichiro Tanizaki.

    Show Dates

    • Wed, Sept. 18, 7:30pm
    • Thur, Sept. 19, 7:30pm
    • Fri, Sept. 20, 8pm
    • Sat, Sept. 21, 8pm

    Visit UMS for more information or ticket purchase.

    This event is presented by International Theatre Institute Japanese Center and the U.S./Japan Cultural Trade Network in association with the UMS (University Musical Society), the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, the Setagaya Public Theatre and Complicite, and is made possible by funding from All Japan Organization of Social Contribution.

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