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Direction, Choreography, Stage Design, Lighting: Saburo Teshigawara [Japan]
November 23 (Fri) - November 25 (Sun) Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Playhouse


Saburo Teshigawara is a leader of the art and dance scene, famed for his aesthetic fusing intellect, movement, stage design and lighting. Inspired by the Kenji Miyazawa poem "Haratai Kenbairen", "DAH-DAH-SKO-DAH-DAH" (premiered 1991) is one of his major works, staged in 9 countries and 18 cities around the world.

The resonance of kenbai taiko drums from northern mountains. The sound of the wind. The throbbing of a heart. Whilst weaving Miyazawa's poetry around the world, Teshigawara has been investigating its words, getting closer to what came before the birth of music: clusters of sound, sand, noise. Sometimes strong, sometimes faint - sound shakes the air, it transforms bodies and space. Teshigawara will dismantle Miyazawa's poem and create a place where it is reborn. 21 years on from its debut. With his truly global sensibility, Teshigawara's career knows no barriers of east and west. Now this artist will re-stage and re-create his experiment in listening to Miyazawa's folk poetry and spinning it through the filter of Occidental modernism.



On sale from 10:00 on September 15 (Sat), 2012

Prices: Reserved seating
Advance ¥4,500 (Day + ¥500)
Students ¥3,000 (Show student ID for advance & day tickets)

Available from: F/T Ticket Center (Tel./Online); Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office; Ticket Pia [P Code: 422-529] (Japanese only) e-plus (Japanese only), confetti (Japanese only)
Valid for Pair Tickets, F/T Pass, 5 Performance Pass, Group Tickets

Ticket Information


11/23 (Fri)17:00
11/24 (Sat) 17:00★
11/25 (Sun)15:00
★Post-Performance Talk with Saburo Teshigawara and Hirozumi Tanaka.
Duration: 70 min.

The box office opens 1 hour prior to the start of the performance.
The doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.



Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Playhouse
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Tel: 03-5391-2111
Ikebukuro Station on JR Line, Tokyo Metro, Tobu Tojo Line, and Seibu Ikebukuro Line.
2 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station west exit (direct entrance to the theatre from exit 2b).



Saburo Teshigawara
Director, Choreographer, Artist, Lighting Designer