<img src="http://www.criticaldance.com/features/2003/images/teshi.jpg" alt="" /> Breath of Light
- Saburo Teshigawara/Karas in "Luminous"
by Donald Hutera for CriticalDance/Dance Umbrella
As choreographer, dancer and designer of the productions of KARAS, the company he and Kei Miyata formed in 1985, Saburo Teshigawara has earned both international recognition and cult status in his native Japan. Trained in classical ballet as well as the plastic arts, he moves as if he wished to ditch his ingrained academic refinement. The tension inside him – formality versus abandonment – is startling to watch. Liquid yet cutting, the compact, shaven-headed dancer slips between sculptural stillness and whirlwind speed with mesmerising skill.
Teshigawara performs in Luminous, a visually daring show built round the sometimes enigmatic interactions of light, sound and motion. The two-part production occupies a transformative, black and white world disturbed by opacity or reflection. click for more