SU EN Butoh Company

”Brutal and beautiful, raw and sublime”.

These are the words often used to describe the work of SU-EN Butoh Company. The company was founded in Tokyo in 1992 by Swedish choreographer and dancer SU-EN. Since 1994 the company is based in Sweden, in an old village school in the forest outside Uppsala.

SU-EN Butoh Company is presently active in a wide area of performing; large ensemble and solo pieces, site-specific happenings/art interventions and collaborations with different artists and musicians. SU-EN productions has been seen in Germany, Russia, Czech republic, Japan, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Mexico, Slovenia, Croatia, The Netherlands, Belarus, Armenia, Canada, UK, Indonesia and all Scandinavia.

SU-EN Butoh Company has produced several dance films and also released the book Butoh – body and the world at Rye Publishing company. In 2012 the company celebrated 20 years of artistic activity presenting a large art exhibition and a release of a catalogue.

AVAILABLE WORKS 2016

Voracious – hunger and desire
New ensemble piece premiered 2015
Choreography: SU-EN
Music: Lise lotte Norelius
Lights: Ulrich Ruchlinski
5 dancers
65 min

SOOT – in a space of incompleteness
Solo dance by and with SU-EN, premiered in 2013
Lights: Svante W Monie, Music: Lee Berwick
60 min

Stone Dreams
Art and dance performance by and with SU-EN, premiered in 2013
15 min – 3 hours

Philosophical Improvisation
With SU-EN, musician Lise-Lotte Norelius and philosopher Per Nilsson