Born in Fukushima in 1982 and raised in Chiba. After studying drama at Meiji University and in England, Tani founded his company DULL-COLORED POP in 2005. His play and direction achieved acclaim for the pop and rock creation style. In 2013, Tani was awarded the 6th Yushi Odashima Translated Play Award and ACA National Arts Festival Excellence Award with the translation and direction of “Freud’s Last Lesson”. In 2019, he presented “Fukushima Trilogy”, which depicts the history of Fukushima prefecture and the nuclear power-generating plants, and it has drawn more than 10,000 audience. With this work, Tani received the 64th Kishida Kunio Drama Award, and with the second part “1986: Mobius Strip” the 23rd Tsuruya Namboku Drama Award. Active to work outside his company as well, recently he has presented “Human History” (texts and direction).
Kenichi Tani/DULL-COLORED POP
"Top of a hill," Work in Progress Performance
Sunday, 1st August 2021 from 14:00～【A】
Monday, 2nd August 2021 from 18:30～【B】