© SU-EN Butoh Company

(short film)

Human Breath

This film came to be through the encounter, exchange and friendship with people at an asylum center in the Uppsala area, spring and summer 2020

Duration: 13 min

People are migrating
Continents are moving
Our bodies and minds are changing
The world is changing

Humans breathe
Under the same sky
And the birds spread their wings
and circle over us
Our lives do matter

Choreographic outline and concept: SU-EN
Dance: SU-EN and Capi Bass
Presence: Capi Bass, Gambia, Kelly Osas Enogieru, Nigeria,
Tesheme Tekietsion, Eritrea
Behind the camera: SU-EN and Kelly Osas Enogieru
Voice and field recordings: SU-EN
Bells: Tatsuya Nakatani, courtesy of Aki Onda
Edit: SU-EN

All the courageous persons who leave violence and oppression behind and try to make a new and better life for themselves

Thanks to 
Zhenya, Abdi, Shiroque, Maryam, Emma, Miko, Anna, Vagan, Rabia, Shimin, Saira, Roza, Sofia, Khalida and the boys, Sandela and…

Also thanks to
Swedish Migration Agency, Uppsala, Church of Sweden, Danmark – Funbo parish

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

©SU-EN Butoh Company/Mon no Kai 2021