KARAS APPARATUS opened by dancer Saburo Teshigawara in summer 2013 constitutes the creative base for Saburo Teshigawara and his company KARAS, and comprises a hall, rehearsal studio and gallery. Since the space opened, members have continually created and performed pieces in a series called “Daily Updated Dance,” work borne in the course of their daily explorations and challenges. The audience, at such close range that they can sense the dancers’ breathing, are able to share in the atmosphere of vibrant creativity, and experience the richness of dance itself.
Composition/direction: Saburo Teshigawara
Dance performers: Saburo Teshigawara, Rihoko Sato, Eri Wanikawa
Staff : KARAS
Saburo Teshigawara began his unique creative career in 1981 in his native Tokyo, after studying plastic arts and classic ballet. He founded KARAS in 1985 in order to pursue new methods of expression that could not be found within the boundaries of existing dance. Since then, he and KARAS have been invited every year to perform in major international cities around the world.
In addition to his solo performances and his work with KARAS, Teshigawara has also received 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.
Besides the continuous workshops at the KARAS studio in Tokyo, he has been involved in many educational projects. He continues to encourage and inspire young dancers with his creative work.
4F, Kujiraoka No.2 Bld., 1-26-3 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0071
1F/B1/B2，5-11-15 Ogikubo, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0051
KARAS APPARATUS (Suginami City, Tokyo)