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Transparent Monster

CCN – Ballet de Lorraine 2018

Choreographer(s) : Teshigawara, Saburo (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Répertoire 2018 - 2019

Video producer : CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

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Transparent Monster

CCN – Ballet de Lorraine 2018

Choreographer(s) : Teshigawara, Saburo (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Répertoire 2018 - 2019

Video producer : CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

en fr

Transparent Monster

"You have no face or ass, but you stretch, twist and wind your limbs in the most amazing way.

A hundred transparent wings on your back, you release vapor from your body and elevate and descend.

You enter my body and melt my organs, then you step outside and slowly leap.

You transfer your transparent body into the force of poetry, and burn my heart.

You are the transparent monster, an angel with no wings."

Saburo Teshigawara

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

CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Since acquiring the CCN title in 1999, the Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine has dedicated itself to supporting contemporary choreographic creation. As of July 2011 the organization is under the general and artistic direction of Petter Jacobsson.
The CCN – Ballet de Lorraine and its company of 26 dancers is one of the most important companies working in Europe, performing contemporary creations while retaining and programming a rich and extensive repertory, spanning our modern history, made up of works by some of our generations most highly regarded choreographers.
The CCN functions as an art center and venue for multiple possibilities in the fields of research, experimentation and artistic creation. It is a platform open to many different disciplines, a space where the many visions of dance of today may meet. 

More information : http://ballet-de-lorraine.eu 

Transparent Monster

Choreography : Saburo Teshigawara

Choreography assistance : Rihoko Sato

Original music : Debussy, Schubert, Bach

Duration : 20 minutes

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