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A visual, choreographic and human project.
Spring and summer open art project, 2022
Public event August 13

Welcome to Mikaelsparken in Uppsala!

In the park, Uppsala Stadsmission has a center for homeless, and socially vulnerable people. During spring and summer 2021 SU-EN Butoh Company has spent time here, helping with the garden, engaging in conversations, making spontaneous performances and photo shoot.

The conversations and actions with the people of the park led to a public event which lasted for three hours. The idea was to make a ”weave” in which all the people could have a place. The physical reality of being homeless was interwoven with the physical reality in the park as well as into the choreography itself. Through this weave we aimed to see if we could create a paradise on earth, a place in which we all are welcome!

This was the second year this event took place.

Fellow human being, where do you plant yourself? Where do you put down your roots? What happens if we need to re-plant our selves, make a journey, migrate…

Can we live without firmly rooting in the earth?

Artistic direction: SU-EN

Anna Westberg, dance, Stockholm
Lise-Lotte Norelius/Sören Runolf, objects and electronic music, Stockholm
Hiroko Tsuchimoto, performance, Stockholm
SU-EN Butoh Company, butoh, Almunge
Gustaf Broms, performance, Vendel
Joel Bremer, improvisation and folk music, Stockholm
New friends in the park

Production: Mon no Kai/SU-EN Butoh Company

Duration: 3 hours

Photographers: Anders Rönnlund, Sam Great, Leif-en, SU-EN

Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, City of Uppsala – Cultural Affairs Board
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Thanks to: Uppsala Stadsmission, Dreamcenter, Joy’s

Anders Rönnlund, Sam Great, Leif-en, SU-EN
© SU-EN Butoh Company