Dance on Screen

Saburo Teshigawara


Dance on Screen

Saburo Teshigawara: dance on screen

A film and video retrospective created and directed by Saburo Teshigawara.


Program 1: October 25 and October 27 at 6 p.m.

  • A Tale Of(2005) – 8 min.
    A mysterious film making one wonder what was real or unreal, visible or invisible…
  • Keshioko (1993) – 10 min.
    Directing/editing: Saburo Teshigawara. Camera: Nobuyoshi Araki. Cast : Saburo Teshigawara, Kei Miyata, others
  • Friction of Time – Perspective Study vol.2 (2008) – 20 min.
    Originating from the videodance piece Perspective Study vol.1introduced by Teshigawara in 2004, the new work is the result of a process of repeated trial-and-error with cutting-edge video technology.


Program 2: October 26 and October 28 at 6 p.m.

  • Perspective Study vol.1(2004) – 20 min.
    An experimental film aesthetically visualizing Teshigawara’s studies about perspectives. A collaboration study between the dancer’s movement and the movement of the camera.
  • T-City (1993) – 28 min.
    T-City is the first film by Saburo Teshigawara. He applies to this work his fundamental idea of dance, which is that bodies and materials melt together in the air and into sounds and change into a new matter.


Saburo Teshigawara began his artistic career in 1981 in Tokyo after studying visual arts and classical ballet. In 1985 he established Karas with Kei Miyata, and they created choreography together as well as pursuing their own activities. Since then, they have been invited every year to perform in major cities around the world. In addition to solo performances and his work with Karas, Teshigawara has also established an international reputation as a choreographer and director. He has been commissioned to create dance works for many international ballet companies such as the Paris Opera. Teshigawara has also received international attention in the visual arts for his art exhibits, films and videos, and also for designing the sets, lighting and costumes for all his performances.


Saburo Teshigawara

October 25 > 28, 2017 - 6 p.m.

60 minutes



Co-presentation Agora de la danse + Tangente
Curated by Diane Boucher

Presented with the support of  the Japan Foundation and with the cooperation of Dance New Air (Dance Nippon Associates)

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