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Saburo Teshigawara’s Miroku



TALK DANCE host Justin Jones speaks with McGuire Senior Curator for Performing Arts, Philip Bither about Saburo Teshigawara’s Miroku.

01:20 / Brief biography of Saburo Teshigawara
06:44 / Thinking about dance and physiological investigation
09:41 / Difficulty of categorizing Teshigawara’s work
10:45 / The performing artist as designer
11:45 / Miroku’s “states of being”
13:23 / Juxtposition of clinical design elements and Teshigawara’s movement style
15:14 / Teshigawara’s choreographic philosophy/talking about dance
16:48 / experiential impact of design (sound, lighting, sets)
21:37 / Meaning of the title
23:17 / What makes Miroku distinctive from other solo works?
26:58 / Traditional structural elements and relationship to audience
28:38 / Movement that reaches out beyond the body
33:47 / Approaching the dance as a viewer