Saburo Teshigawara, you are planning to set up an education network in Europe. What is its aim? One of the interesting areas I plan to explore is the relationship of the body with images, including non-visual images such as visual memories and the imagination, as well as films, video or images on-screen. We will look at the body affected by images.
Since the wall paintings of pre-historic times, humans have been controlled by visual images and in modern days our bodies are related to images in a much more complex way. There is much to explore, such as the body in space, free from visual information, the visual body and corporeal vision – we can pursue these themes from the perspective of dance, investigating the body before any visual elements are brought in.
You are also taking up a professorship at the St Paul University in Tokyo from 2006, focusing on corporeal exploration with extensive workshops. What will this entail? My dance method is not a narrow one but one ...