SU-EN Butoh Company

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- visceral dissection

SU-EN presents her newest solo piece in collaboration with composer Lee Berwick / DIGI DUB and video artist Rickard Sporrong

This stark, uncompromising dance work incorporates beauty, brutality, fish guts and absurdity. It is a joyride inside the body's organs. It is an irritation on the skin, the outline of the body. SLICE is dissecting the body through dance, video and sound.

Concept, choreography and dance
  Lee Berwick/DIGI DUB
  Rickard Sporrong and SU-EN
Space and costume
Light design
  Svante Wärnsberg

Production by SU-EN Butoh Company with support from Statens Kulturråd. The film SLICE produced with support by Konstnärsnämnden.

Duration approximately 55 minutes

Thanks to Hambergs Fisk

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Photography by Hans T. Sternudd and B.C. Rrong © SU-EN Butoh Company




SU-EN is a dancer, choreographer and butoh artist from Sweden. She is the head of SU-EN Butoh Company which operates in different constellations. SU-EN was a disciple of Tomoe Shizune and Yoko Ashikawa of the Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo group in Japan for 5 years. SU-EN holds a nattori licence in Jiuta-mai (traditional Japanese dance) as well as a wide experience in various Japanese body methods. With roots in the butoh work and influence from collaborations with performance and action artists, SU-EN is developing a body research method and artistic approach.

SU-EN Butoh Company tours extensively in Sweden and internationally, doing performances, lectures and workshops. The work has been presented in Czech republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Canada, USA, Japan, Argentina, Belarus, Russia, UK and all Scandinavia. The company operates from Haglund Skola located in the forest north of Stockholm.

Lee Berwick emerged from the South London underground Dub and Industrial music scene and since 1989 has run the recording studio and record company Digi Dub. Among many CDs released are: Five years of -, Golems of - and Scrap bodies which is composed exclusively from samples recorded at the scrapyard in Uppsala.

Berwick's work is a re-smelting, re-working and re-cycling of the sound that surrounds us. Berwick is currently working on a site-specific audio art project, drawing inspiration from the river Thames and has produced the video film Yatra. Has worked regularly with SU-EN since1994. For more information on DIGI DUB »

Rickard Sporrong is a freelance computer and video artist in rock music. Based in Uppsala, he has has collaborated with SU-EN in many live events and film projects. For more information on his work »

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