It’s not often that a dance production lives up to an ambitious title, but “Luminous,” by Saburo Teshigawara and the dance company Karas, certainly does.

I watched the premiere of this quite brilliant performance last week at Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon in Shibuya as if my eyes were onovertime. I left visually stunned, emotionally becalmed and intellectually edgy, bemoaning yet again the fact that the audience is ever required to leave their seat, let alone the theater.

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