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Rihoko SATO

Dancer

Rihoko Sato studied gymnastics in England and the United States, where she lived until age 15. Having participated in KARAS' workshops in 1995, she joined the group in 1996. Since then, Sato has performed in all group works, and also works as the artistic assistant for Saburo Teshigawara in all his creative activities She is acclaimed internationally, as one of the main figures in Teshigawara's works. She has just presented her solo dance "SHE" directed by Teshigawara, leaving a striking and emotional impression. Her exceptionally sensitive body and nerves create a wide range of dynamism, from melting fragility to sharp intensity, opening a new dimension for physical expression. Sato has also assisted with KARAS' education project S.T.E.P. and has worked as dance mistress for Teshigawara's commissioned works for other ballet companies. She has received the Best Dancer Award for her duet with Vaclav Kunes in Scream and Whisper at Les Étoiles de Ballet2000 Awards in 2005 in Cannes, France, the Japan Dance Forum Award for 2007, and the Forty edition of the PREMIO POSITANO "LEONIDE MASSINE" Per la Danza 2012.

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