North American Premiere KARAS Miroku
“Miroku delighted spectators with its physical beauty … the artist swept us away on an uninterrupted reverie. Fascinating.”—Liberation (Paris)
Japanese choreographer, designer, and solo dancer Saburo Teshigawara, who performs under the company name KARAS, opens a rare North American tour of his latest work at the Wexner Center. If you’ve been a follower of Japanese dance innovators Sankai Juku, Dairakudakan, and Hiroaki Umeda, you’ll be enthralled by the power of Teshigawara’s precise movements and keen visual sense.
Inspired by a poetic Japanese novel, Miroku unfolds in a series of stage pictures created in a dramatically lit, box-like set. Teshigawara’s charged dance work evolves through a liquid sense of time generated from his body’s crisply abstracted movement and the breathtaking range of space he explores. “He approached the ultimate form of dance,” commented the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri, “and created a magnificent epic of the human spirit.”
$5 tickets for teens ages 13 to 18 are available to this event through High 5 Columbus.
Members at the Sponsor ($250), Fellow ($500), and Donor Circles ($1000+) levels are entitled to two free tickets to this performance, subject to availability. Reserve yours by calling the ticket office at (614) 292-3535. Please have your member number available when you call.
Support for the North American tour of KARAS is provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, fiscal year 2010.
See more videos of KARAS on our blog.
Admission$26 students (tickets required)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
TOUR AND EVENT SUPPORT
Bunkacho Agency for Cultural Affairs
Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN Program
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council