Teruko Fujisato has been director of Teruko Fujisato Dance Company and Teruko Fujisato Ballet Studio since 1958. She is currently chairperson of Nerima Yobu Renmei (Nerima Western Dance Association), director of a modern dance company, Kobushi-no-Kai, and a member of the Modern Dance Association and of Saitama Modern Dance Association.
Ms. Fujisato received the National Dance Contest Teacher’s Award (1965) and the Dance Critic Association Award (1982).
In 1973 she studied in London and Paris.
In 1996 she studied at the Laban Center as a research trainee abroad with the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
In 1999 she performed in New York, the Netherlands and Korea as a member of the contemporary dance company Ginko.
Her major works were based on Noh drama: Motomebana, Genchou, Shinobukusa and Momijigari Gensou. Other works: Taiwa Sanshou, Soushitsuno Niji, Tsukanumano Kyouen, Mangekyo.
Sunday, October 25, 10am - 4pm Modern Dance Techniques, including Japanese Traditional Dance Movements
Japanese modern dance has a long history in which Teruko Fujisato has been playing a leading role for over 50 years. She will introduce original modern dance techniques including Japanese traditional dance movements.
Saturday, October 24, 8pm “LIFE - An Omnibus Dance Work with four Themes and Music Pieces”
1. FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
2. CLOSED MIND
Marchello: Oboe Concerto in D minor, 2nd movement
3. BUTTERFLY IN WINTER--LIVING WITH WINGS ON ONLY ONE SIDE--
Barber: Adagio for Strings
4. FROZEN BUTTERFLY--LAST GLEAM
Mahler: Symphony No. 5, 4th movement