Choreography Saburo Teshigawara
Dance performance Saburo Teshigawara, Kei Miyata, Rihoko Sato
Minus 273 degrees. Everything freezes little by little, everything becomes silent and motionless… absolute calmness. Through movement, Saburo Teshigawara seeks to reproduce the amazing process that leads to “Absolute Zero”.
“Absolute Zero” is a work in three parts, which are introduced by three videoed prologues. Two solos divided by a duo; three successive phases in the reflective journey of this master of dance. The first image, the beginning, a glorious morning tickled by a light breeze. Saburo Teshigawara appears out of the blue, rends the air, performs movements with vertiginous speed and then reaches a point of immobility and of no return.
On stage, two bodies which, with the first notes of a soft piano melody, are filled with serenity. Almost unreal, Kei Miyata and Saburo Teshigawara perform a fluid and dynamic duo. Their energies collide, intertwine in harmony with the music and the air that surrounds them, then dissipate into space.
The final part follows… total chaos. The video images accelerate, become warped, are ripped apart. In the foreground, Saburo Teshigawara is driven by his body in a frenetic tourbillon, oscillating between static poses and unbelievably fast steps, and vice versa. He performs a never-ending dance until the choreography almost dissolves. Ultimate scene: a glimmer of hope is rekindled with the prospect of a better future.
In this interminable quest of “Absolute Zero”, Saburo Teshigawara, resolutely focused on the future, achieves an explosive mixture of high-tech and the sublime beauty of dance.
Source : Maison de la Danse - programme
Chorégraphie Saburo Teshigawara
Costumes, décors et scenographie Saburo Teshigawara
Direction technique pour la compagnie Shun Ito
Direction technique Graham Elstone
Lumière designer Saburo Teshigawara
Régie lumières Sergio Pessanha
Son Jim King
Régie plateau Monika Schumm
Direction musicale Saburo Teshigawara, Kei Miyata
Montage vidéo Shun Ito, Saburo Teshigawara, Ravi Deepres
Danseurs Saburo Teshigawara, Kei Miyata, Rihoko Sato
Video direction : Charles Picq
Production : Maison de la Danse
Durée : 2h00
Updating: August 2012