Breathing – power of transparency

Direction, set design, lighting design:Saburo Teshigawara
Cast:Saburo Teshigawara, Rihoko Sato, Mie Kawamura, Jeef, Eri Wanikawa, Takagi Kafumi, Riichi Kami, Rika Kato, Nana Yamamoto, and workshop members
Lighting operation:Hiroki Shimizu (HALO)
Sound operation:Yoshihiro Mitsumori (SOUND MAN)

Production: KARAS
Coproduction : KAAT, Yokohama Arts Festival Executive Committee
Premiere:25th August, 2012 at Kanagawa Arts Theatre Hall
In this piece, not only the KARAS dancers appear, but students from the university, and members of the KARAS workshop who have been studying the method for more than 10 years, all get together.
One can see how breathing effects each individual body, and makes its substance a living life on stage.
A glimpse of the true basis of Saburo Teshigawara's work and dance method culminating into a beautiful piece.
The Music and Dance News 1 Oct 2012 edition, by Hiromi Harada
The dance (of Sato) was sometimes with velocity of life force scattering, but penetrated with feather-like swiftness. In addition, there were changes of expression of the body like an abstract transformation with regulation and expanding stretchiness. The axis of the body was like a mobile, fluid and phantasmagoric. This is the miraculous dance with air that Japan’s Teshigawara created. And what was at the basis of this must be “breathing”, as in the title…
And towards the end of the piece, there was the dance of Sato and Teshigawara, which was breathtakingly mobile and even made us feel the preciousness and transience of life. It was astonishing to be reminded that all this quality was brought from the tremendous concentration towards breathing and the sense of the body.