photograph Gunnar H Stening


SU-EN Butoh Companyの芸術監督を務め、振付家、舞踏家、パフォーマーとしても活動する。

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SU-EN (Sweden)

SU-EN is artistic director of SU-EN Butoh Company, prize-winning choreographer, Butoh dancer and performance artist. The company, founded in Tokyo in 1992, tours internationally and works in a wide range of artistic activities: workshops, performances, cross over art projects, films and publications.
SU-EN studied with the legendary Yoko Ashikawa and the Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo company, between 1988-1993.
SU-ENs work is a living link between the original Hijikata style method, which Ashikawa and Tomoe later developed into a more contemporary approach.
SU-EN choreographs and also performs in almost all the productions.
She has lately developed her choreography and method towards a contemporary art and perfomance art context.
SU-EN also holds a nattori licence from Yoh Izumo School of Jiuta-mai, traditional Japanese dance.
Since 2006 SU-EN is the curator for K.R.O.P.P platform for contemporary dance in Uppsala.
In 2011 SU-EN recieved the Uchimura prize from Japan, and also the prize from the feministic art magazine Cora.
In 2012 she recieved the medal of honour from Uppsala city.
SU-EN has recieved many other scholarships and awards for her work, currently a 10-year working grant from Swedish Artist Grants Committe.