Teshigawara, Saburo 1953-
TESHIGAWARA, Saburo 1953-
Born 1953, in Tokyo, Japan. Education: Studied sculpture and the creation of plastic models, 1972; studied at local ballet school, 1976.
Choreographer, director, and dancer. First independent choreography and solo concert, 1981; KARAS dance company, cofounder, Tokyo, Japan, 1985; first Paris concert, 1986; Dance Umbrella Festival, Boston, MA, first American concert, 1989; Ballet Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, choreographer, 1994-95; Sabura Teshigawara Education Project, instructor, 1995—; Bayern National Ballet, choreographer, 1999; Netherlands Dance Theatre I, choreographer, 2000. Set designer; has appeared in television and films.
Second and special prizes, Concours Choreographique International de Bagnolet, 1986; award of Dance Critics Society of Japan, 1987, 2000; Prix du Public, Festival International de Nouvelle Danse, 1989, 1991; Award of Dance Critics Society of Munich, 1993; Japan Cultural Design Award, 1994; Culture and Arts award grand prize (Japan), 1994.
Aoi Inseki (title means "Blue Meteorite"), photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki, Kyuryu Do Publishers (Tokyo, Japan), 1989.
Hone to Kuki (title means "Bones and Air"), Hakusuisha Publishers (Tokyo, Japan), 1994.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
International Dictionary of Modern Dance, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998.
Saburo Teshigawara Web site,http://www.st-karas.com (January 4, 2005).*