SU-EN Butoh Company ensemble version 2020
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Choreography and dance: SU-EN
The Dollies: Madeleine Holmlund and Heiko Klandt
Ceramic sculptures: Mari Sjövall Anari
Music: Fabrice Bony
Voice composition and voice: SU-EN
Music segments: Mattias Axén
Light design: Robert Berglund and SU-EN
Technical coordination: Robert Berglund/Centerstage
Production: Mon no Kai/SU-EN Butoh Company
Where is the border of my body and where does the world begin?
The performance takes inspiration in Mari Anari’s strong ceramics art objects; looking like bodies or organisms. We feel like we are both inside or outside of the skin.
In the Flesh is a pink performance, with shades of blue and vomit green, similar to the colour that our intestines might have. The pink space is also a flirt with the young girl’s room. A dream in pink. The innocent girl’s body seen clearly in the 20th century German artist Hans Bellmer’s work. The ceramics have soft, shiny pink surface, like fresh meat.
The music is a re-mix of Fabrics Bony’s remarkable stone music. The tone is an ancient one. The human voice is part of the soundtrack, live by SU-EN.
The choreography thrives from the tension between the art objects and the dancer’s body. Also the discipline of both crafts crates a deep connection.
Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, City of Uppsala, Cultural Affairs Board, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Thanks to Uppsala Konsert & Kongress