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19 mars kl 19.00

20 mars kl 19.00

21 mars kl 19.00




Duration: 55 min




Tickets: 160 SEK

Students, seniors: 120 SEK




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SU-EN Butoh Company


19/3–21/3 2014

The solo enters a world of leftover particles, the powdery soot making random patterns.


Civilisation and cultural human behaviour relinquish remnants that cannot be controlled or discarded.The powdery soot makes its own dance in chimneys in cottages and industries, threatening the existence of living beings.


The process of organic material is an ever-changing process. The wood is chopped in the spring from logs, burnt in the fireplace in winter, leaving heat to warm our bodies, leaving ash that we throw on the ash pile, and leaving soot - a material disintegrating, dissolving, transforming, changing.


Prize-winning Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN presented her new solo butoh performance SOOT, for the first time in autumn of 2012, titled by performing arts critic Gilles Kennedy following full rehearsals. SU-EN worked closely with her collaborators for sound, light, and visuals in this return to solo performance after many years of creating large ensemble pieces for major venues.


Although SU-EN works significantly with colour, this new work has black as a theme. Black drinks in all other colour and devours light. The theatrical space is a space between all colours, the blackness of the room is shifted only through soft colour shades.


In a space of incompleteness

She senses her way

Following the fragrance of powdery black

Softly licking a barely visible wound

Listening through fingertips

Skin ripped, healing with an itch

What remains when pain leaves?

When civilisation falls asleep?

Bodies shimmering

Embracing the world




Choreography and dance: SU-EN

Light design: Svante W Monie

Music and live sound: Lee Berwick

Space: SU-EN and Svante W Monie

Stage art and costume: SU-EN

Photo: Gunnar H Stening

Production: Mon no Kai / SU-EN Butoh Company



Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, Uppsala City Council for Cultural Affairs

Thanks to: Gilles Kennedy, Gottsundateatern, Daipan / Seattle, Zendora Dance Company and TNC Theatre / New York, Dansens Hus / Stockholm and Dansstationen / Malmö.







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