Saburo Teshigawara

倉庫勅使川原

Metamorphosis

Saburo Teshigawara   Metamorphosis

source: moasobeliusse

Teshigawaras verk handlar om förändringar, att vi förändras konstant varje dag och att livet inte är stabilt eller fixerat. Han har hämtat inspiration från Kafkas romaner och dansen är fylld med smärta och skönhet. Fokus ligger på kroppens ständiga förändring, hur cellerna förnyas – metamorfosen. ”Livet är balans i rörelse”.

This piece is about changes. We constantly change every day and life is never stable or fixed. Our cells renewal – Metamorphosis. ”Life is balance in motion”. It’s inspired by Kafka’s novels and it’s an art work filled with pain and breathtaking beauty.

Som det första verket handlar också Metamorphosis om att kontrollera och att kontrolleras. Teshigawara föredrar att jobba med andning framför att räkna i musiken, då det blir mer levande och man kan fånga rätt ögonblick genom andningen. I speciellt en del av verket framgår det tydligt att dansarna endast känner in varandra och använder sig av just andningen.

This piece is also about having the control and losing it. Teshigawara prefer to work with breathing, more than counting because it makes the dance more alive and you can catch the right moments. Especially in one part when the dancers lie on the floor and they only have breathing as a help to sense each other.

Tim Wright har komponerat musiken och på scen finns även Göteborgsoperans kör med som framför några klassiska stycken mellan de elektroniska.

The electronic music is composed by Tim Wright and The Göteborg Opera Chorus perform classical pieces on the stage behind the dancers.
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source: kulturkompasset

Saburo Teshigawara´s Metamorphosis, inspired by Kafka‘s novels, is an art work filled with pain and breathtaking beauty. At its centre is the body’s constant changes, the cells’ constant renewal – the metamorphosis: “Even when we believe we are completely still, our bodies are moving. That movement is life. To stop is to die. Life is like cycling – if you stop you lose your balance and fall over. Life is balance in motion.”

The two famous choreographers create unique works on the season’s theme of Mind & Spirit. GöteborgsOperans Danskompani explores our consciousness and its possibilities. Reality beyond reality. Mind and spirit, body and energies challenge and forces us to new discoveries..
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source: st-karas

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, 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 Protege Arts Initiative, to work for one year with a chosen protégé. He is a professor from 2014 at Tama Art university, department of Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance. 2006-2013, he taught at the College of Contemporary Psychology,St. Paul’s(Rikkyo) University in Japan. Through these various projects, Saburo Teshigawara continues to encourage and inspire young dancers, together with his creative work.
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source: entradalivresapopt

Saburo Teshigawara é um dos mais importantes coreógrafos da atualidade. O reconhecimento pela sua obra manifesta-se tanto no seu país (Japão) como no estrangeiro. Fiel à sua cultura, Teshigawara é um minimalista – tudo o que cria é de grande beleza e reduzido à sua essência. É também subtil e de uma enorme espiritualidade. A música original que acompanha “Metamorphosis” é constituída por uma parte eletrónica e por um trabalho coral a cappela.