Dear all,

SU-EN Butoh Company wish you a good ending of 2019 and a good new start for 2020.

Here is a glimpse from our last production this year which took place in the lush Tropical greenhouse in Uppsala. 

Corpus Hortense – Body Garden in collaboration with Eva Björkman, art objects, Lise-Lotte Norelius, music, and special guest KAI-EN. Thanks to all the plants, water drippings and frogs that provided life to our dance and art. And thanks to Uppsala Botanical Garden for this unique opportunity!

SU-EN Butoh Company Action Plan 2019–2020

10, Body and the World. Lecture and video showing, Lilla Klubben, Dansmuseet, Stockholm
At 18:00. More info:

24-27, Autumn camp
Open workshop and introduction to SU-EN Butoh Method, Haglund Skola, Sweden

Oct 31–Nov 1, participation in Butoh Next: A symposium to Celebrate and Expand Upon the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance.
The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York
Nov 2, workshop demonstration 2–5 pm, part of Butoh Next. TheaterLab and Performance at Alchemical Theater, 104 West 14th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves) New York, NY 10011
Nov 2, 8 pm, IKI – love with Nuria Divi, part of Butoh Next. TheaterLab and Performance at Alchemical Theater, 104 West 14th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves) New York, NY 10011

19–24, video showing of IKI – karma, from Hasedera temple at the museum. With SU-EN and Junichi Kakizaki. Screening during museum opening hours. More info:

Photo: Joji Okamoto

21–22, SNOW, choreography and dance by SU-EN, kantele music by Kirsten Holm. Also video screening of You Izumo traditional dance Jitua-mai,
YUKI (Snow)
At 19:00. More info:

Photo: Izumo copyright

Photo: Martin Soderblom

7, Corpus Hortense – Body Garden, Tropical greenhouse, Botanical garden, Uppsala. With Eva Björkman’s art work and Lise-Lotte Norelius’ soundscape.

Image: Eva Björkman/SU-EN/Anna Glantz


10–15, workshop and performance project The Chicken Project, Haglund Skola, Sweden

14, K.R.O.P.P platform for dance at UKK, Uppsala. Theme: Animal and body
The Chicken project. Art work by Maria Nöremark, talks on theme and more.
Curator: SU-EN. Co-organised with Uppsala Konsert & Kongress

17–18, In the Flesh (ensemble version), 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg
Choreography SU-EN. Art work Mari Sjövall Anari. Music Fabrice Bony. Voice SU-EN. Lightdesign Robert Berglund.

Cross-discipline art event, SU-EN and Lise-Lotte Norelius with student dance and music students, Eric Sahlström Institute Tobo, Uppland

28–29, SU-EN solo dance, FAKI festival, Zagreb (to be confirmed)

14, SHARP, SU-EN curates and participates together with Helena Franzén and Cristina Caprioli.
Swedish choreographers at International Dance and Theatre Festival, Theatre X, Tokyo.
IKI – red. SU-EN with Junichi Kakizaki.

18–19, Body and the World, SU-EN lecture, Växjö University

21–30, workshop and performance project Scrap Love Summer Camp, Haglund Skola

29, Scrap Love – art and body event, Uppsala Skrotcentralen AB
SU-EN Butoh Company, workshop and guest artists in a cross-disciplin art event.

Scrap Life, dance video from 2006 is shown at Scenkonstmuseet in Stockholm until 2020 in the section of dance.

A film about SU-EN Butoh Company in collaboration with Agustín Ortiz Herrera is under production 2017–2020.

Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance is now released. Editors Bruce Baird and Rosemary Candelario. Two essays by SU-EN are included.