Saburo Teshigawara

Saburo Teshigawara Tickets

The three modern choreographers, Saburo Teshigawara, Trisha Brown and Jirí Kylián are ready to share the beauty and aesthetics of their dance with the audience. Teshigawara has composed and choreographed Darkness Is Hiding Black Horses; Brown has arranged Glacial Decoy while Kylián has choreographed Sweet Lies

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Saburo Teshigawara

Major Productions:

Here to Here

Bones in Pages

 Absolute Zero


Major Awards:

Japanese Dance Critics Association Awards

Asahi Performing Arts Awards

Saburo Teshigawara is an amazing Japanese dancer who is celebrated for his extraordinary contemporary dance styles. In fact, Teshigawara is a complete package in the form of a professional choreographer, dancer, scenic designer, lighting designer and costume designer. He has earned favorable reviews for his solo and group works including Here to Here, Ishi-No-Hana, Bones in Pages, Absolute Zero, Noiject and Luminous.

Early Life

Saburo Teshigawara was inspired with the movement of insects, animals and people right from the very beginning. As a child, he loved to imitate the action of these living creatures. When he entered teens, Teshigawara developed an interest for soccer especially when he noticed its rapid and recurring motion. Teshigawara was already enrolled into the painting and plastic arts program when he felt the urge to express himself through his own body movements. This is when he began to study classical ballet.

Career Highlights

During the early eighties, Teshigawara created his own dance style that not only changed the dance landscape in Japan but also boosted his career. The brilliant dancer teamed up with Kei Miyata and co-founded the KARAS Dance Company in 1985. The company provided room for growth and creativity to the professional dancers who expressed their feelings through the body movements. Teshigawara has earned himself a big name in Europe. In the mid nineties, he choreographed the Ballet Frankfurt production that opened to critical acclaim. Since then, the veteran choreographer has gone ahead to choreograph work for Netherlands Dance Theater, Geneva Ballet, Paris Opera and the Bayern National Ballet.

Awards and Achievements

Saburo Teshigawara rose to international prominence when he won the silver medal at the Concours de Bagnolet dance competition in France in 1986. Moreover, the brilliant dancer twice won the Japanese Dance Critics Association Awards in 1987 and 2000. Other than that, he also received the Asahi Performing Arts Awards in 2002 and 2003.

The Luminous Experience

Teshigawara's artistic excellence is pretty much obvious from his dance work, Luminous that was first showcased at the Edinburgh Festival. All the elements including sets, costumes, sound, speed, choreography and lighting were well knit together to create this fine masterpiece. The choreography ranged from group to solo performances while the pace of the production varied from wild to calm. When the charismatic and confident Teshigawara began to dance, the people in attendance immediately got their eyes fixed on stage. He was accompanied by a bunch of gleaming dancers who mesmerized the audience with their extraordinary drama and humor. A lyrical feeling was set in the air when Teshigawara danced with Stuart Jackson. Although Jackson was born with disabilities but he had the ability to let loose his ecstatic feelings on stage. With his incredible videos, films and art exhibitions, Teshigawara has mesmerized the Japanese, European and North American audience over the years. For this reason, the party lovers are securing their Saburo Teshigawara tickets to feel the magic live and exclusive.

Did you know?

  1. Teshigawara is the recipient of two Japanese Dance Critics Association Awards and two Asahi Performing Arts Awards.
  2. He was the founder of Saburo Teshigawara Education Project that involved non-professional dancers in public performances.
  3. He does not prefer the conservative dance practice in Japan but the broad creative scope of the European dance world.
  4. He is keen to learn about the space, speed and sensory perception from the blind dancers.
  5. He has taught the students in the department of Film and Physical studies at the College of Contemporary Psychology, Rikkyo University.