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Mirror and music

With Mirror and Music, Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara returns to Chaillot with a work for nine dancers, for which he also did the stage design, lighting, and costumes. “I am trying to express something of the invisible...that has no specific form, it's more a shape that erases itself, that is constantly appearing and disappearing. I feel close to what is disappearing rather than to what is trying to stabilize.” A dance to see and hear that will carry the spectator beyond the real.

Mirror and music does not exist in reality.
It reflects and multiplies what we see, or what we strongly imagine.
A different dimension from the real world.
Something yet unknown. Never to be known for sure.
But something so sure.
So what does this mean for the body?
Dancers expose their bodies into this new dimension of reality, filled with music and light.

Teshigawara, Saburo

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.


Source : The company Karas 's website


More information : st-karas.com

Riolon, Luc

After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.


Source: Vimeo

Mirror and Music

Choreography : Saburo Teshigawara

Live music : Saburo Teshigawara, Izumi Nakano

Lights : Sergio Pessanha Son Tim Wright

Sound : Nicolas Joly

Other collaborations : Régisseur plateau Markus Both Avec Saburo Teshigawara, Rihoko Sato, Eri Wanikawa, Kafumi Takagi, Riichi Kami, Nana Yamamoto, Jeef, Mie Kawamura. Photographie Gérard Sergent

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : KARAS / New National Theatre Tokyo Administration KARAS

Production / Coproduction of the video work : 24IMAGES, GIE Grand Ouest Télévision - Pascal Brulon En association avec Mezzo, Arte Live Web – Arte France Avec la participation de la Maison de la Danse de Lyon, du Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée, de la région des Pays de la Loire, de la Région Rhône Alpes

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