Saburo Teshigawara

Choreograf

Saburo Teshigawara began his unique creative career in 1981 in his native Tokyo after studying plastic arts and classic ballet.  
In 1985, he formed KARAS with Kei Miyata and started group choreography and their own activities. Since then, he and KARAS have been invited every year to perform in major international cities around the world. 
In addition to solo performances and his work with KARAS, Saburo Teshigawara has also been receiving international attention as a choreographer/director. He has been commissioned by many international Ballet companies such as the Paris Opera to create repertoire pieces for the company. 
Teshigawara has likewise received increasing international attention in the visual arts field, with art exhibitions, films/videos as well as designing scenography, lighting and costume for all his performances.  
Teshigawara’s keenly honed sculptural sensibilities and powerful sense of composition, command of space and his decisive dance movements all fuse to create a unique world that is his alone. Keen interests in music and space have led him to create site-specific works, and collaboration with various types of musicians. 
Besides the continuous workshops at the KARAS studio in Tokyo, Saburo Teshigawara has been involved in many education projects. Recent young members of the company KARAS are from the project Dance of Air, an educational project bringing out a performance as a culmination of a year-long workshop process, produced by the New National Theatre Tokyo. S.T.E.P. (Saburo Teshigawara Education Project) has been initiated since 1995 with partners in the UK, also in the same style as Dance of Air. In 2004, he was selected as the mentor of dance for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, to work for one year with a chosen protégé. From 2006 to 2013, he taught at the College of Contemporary Psychology, St. Paul’s (Rikkyo) University in Japan. Since 2014, he is professor at the Tama Art University, department of Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance. Through these various projects, Saburo Teshigawara continues to encourage and inspire young dancers, together with his creative work. 
Since 2013, he has established his own private creative space KARAS APPARATUS in Ogikubo, Tokyo. Here, he constantly creates a performance series called “Update Dance”. 
From 2020 he will assume the artistic direction of the Aichi Prefectural Art Theater. 
Teshigawara has received numerous awards and honours in Japan and abroad, including a Bessie Award in 2007, the Medal of Honor by the Emperor of Japan in 2009 and in 2017 he was made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France. In 2022 he won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale and was selected as “Person of Cultural Merits” for his outstanding cultural contributions for the advancement and development of Japanese culture. 

Saburo Teshigawara

Spieldaten von Saburo Teshigawara

Link to production Steps: Tristan and Isolde

Sa 04.05.

20.00 - 21.00 Uhr

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Steps: Tristan and Isolde

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im Rahmen des Migros Kulturprozent Tanzfestival Steps

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Link to production Steps: Tristan and Isolde

Sa 04.05.

20.00 - 21.00 Uhr

Tanz

Steps: Tristan and Isolde

Tanz

im Rahmen des Migros Kulturprozent Tanzfestival Steps

Bühne

ab 14