Saburo Teshigawara began his unique creative career in 1981 in his native Tokyo after studying plastic arts and fine arts. In 1985 he formed the dance company KARAS with Kei Miyata, which has been invited to perform in major cities around the world. Teshigawara has also created for companies such as Paris Opera Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and Geneva Ballet.
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 sculptural sensibilities and 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 the diverse aspects of music and space has led him to create site-specific works, and collaboration with various types of musicians.