Photo: Hans T, B.C. Rrong, Spiteru
© SU-EN Butoh Company


– a visceral dissection

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This stark, uncompromising dance work incorporates beauty, brutality and absurdity through a joyride inside the body’s organs. It is an irritation on the skin, the outline of the body, dissecting the body through dance, video and sound.

Concept of SLICE

die whilst alive, dissection of the flesh
visceral desire commands and
an incision, one more
the shape dissolves

breathing from the shoulder
and downwards
the dance of the ribs
the true face

devoured to the bone
a naked soldier, a slave of dissolving
unity and separation
disincarnation and secret fantasies

the insect is crushed by the light
an incision, one more
a visceral walk

Concept, choreography and dance: SU-EN
Sound: Lee Berwick/DIGI DUB
Video: Rickard Sporrong and SU-EN
Space, costume: SU-EN
Light design: Svante W Monie
Additional light on tour: Jens Carlsson and Christian Figved

Production: SU-EN Butoh Company / Mon no Kai

Premiered: April 2003
SLICE has been performed at Pusterviksteatern, Göteborg – Odense Performance festival – Dansstationen, Malmö – Kulturhuset, Kilen, Stockholm – New York Butoh festival – Minsk Open Format Theatre festival