“THE鍵KEY” performances at Tête a Tête: The Opera Festival
‘20 years of marriage yet I can’t speak with my wife’
But the husband is desperate to communicate with his wife about one subject in particular – their mutually unfulfilling sex life. Inspired by the novella of the same name by renowned Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki, “THE鍵KEY” peers in on a secretive family and newcomer Kimura, as their lives take a dramatic turn following the husband’s new year resolution.
Fresh from its sell-out Tokyo run, this site-specific, Anglo-Japanese work invites audiences to become voyeurs as they move freely around a private residence to eavesdrop on small ensembles of singers, a dancer, and Japanese and Western instruments as this intimate drama unfolds…
14:00-15:15 & 18:00-19:15, Saturday 3rd August 2019
14:00-15:15 & 18:00-19:15, Sunday 4th August 2019
THE鍵KEY PROJECT is an official event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture and is generously supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, the Japan Foundation and the RVW Trust.