Photo: Ingela Näslund
© SU-EN Butoh Company


Anatomical Theatre at Museum Gustavianum

Uppsala, Sweden
August 2003

This choreographic event incorporated lectures by renowned professor Karin Johannisson, Uppsala University. Through our collaboration we investigated the areas of body and mind.

SU-EN Butoh Company with fellow artists staged a dissection in the Anatomical theatre in Uppsala – one of the oldest anatomical theatres in Europe. Here dissections were performed until 1766 in front of medicine students and paying audiences.

In this ongoing 3-hour public event, dance, performance, action, interactive sound and video together executed a dissection of the human body. Also a gutting and cutting of a fish took place, spreading the smell of the inside throughout the space.

Hans T
Eva C Björkman
Lee Berwick/DIGI DUB (UK)
Silvio Trevizan (HR)
– and others