Kai-En Butoh Company






Porous






Softness and sweetness of a decaying space
A body cut open to the world
Mouldering





Concept, butoh dance and choreography: KAI-EN
Costume: KAI-EN
Music: Lars Åkerlund
Moving images: Björn-Ola Lind
Light design: Maria Ros Palmklint / Flamingo Produktion
Video technique: Flamingo Produktion
Production: KAI-EN Butoh Company


Fylkingen, Stockholm
December 6-8, 2018
19:00
Entré 120 kr/100 kr
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With support from Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm and C.off

Thanks to Katja Seitajoki/Arena Baubo and Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern

Image: Björn-Ola Lind





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Lineage






Choreography – dance – performance


Marie Fahlin
KAI-EN
Saadia Hussain
Paloma Madrid & Carina Michele Do
Magnus William-Olsson


About identification, symbiosis and kinship in dance and performance.
The theme focus on each artist and highlights how dance and performance artists relate to predecessors within the arts.

How does dancers/choreographers/performance artists reference past works/artists? What influence does earlier artists have as inspiration? Is there a kinship in art through identification? What does it mean to embody a tradition?

About closeness and distance through different times: Then, She, That; strings assemble in a burning Now, Here, I.

Curated by KAI-EN and Kajsa Sandström


Fylkingen, Stockholm
Oktober 27, 2018
18:30 – 23:30
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With support from Fylkingen and the City of Stockholm

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Finissage

BODY LANDSCAPE





Finissage with performance and artist talk

Härnösands Konsthall
August 25 2018, 1 pm



BODY LANDSCAPE

Björn-Ola Lind / KAI-EN


Photo / Moving images / Installation

The exhibition examines relations between body and landscape. The artists aim for a contemporary animism, an erasure and dissolution of borders between the human body and the body of the landscape, and for the mythical reality of the landscape. The work departs from specific places in the region Ångermanland, Sweden, appealing through their mythical quality.
With support from, Härnösands Konsthall, Konst Västernorrland and KC Nord.




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BODY LANDSCAPE





Björn-Ola Lind / KAI-EN

Photo / Moving images / Installation


Härnösands Konsthall June 2 - August 25 2018



June 2, 1 pm, Vernissage with performance

August 25, 1 pm, Finissage with performance and artist talk


The exhibition examines relations between body and landscape. The artists aim for a contemporary animism, an erasure and dissolution of borders between the human body and the body of the landscape, and for the mythical reality of the landscape. The work departs from specific places in the region Ångermanland, Sweden, appealing through their mythical quality.

With support from, Härnösands Konsthall, Konst Västernorrland and KC Nord.




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Photo: Björn-Ola Lind 2017








KAI-EN BUTOH WORKSHOP





Intensive Butoh Workshop, August 13-19 2018

An introduction to the vibrant world of butoh through KAI-EN butoh method. The method is based on SU-EN butoh method, which is KAI-EN´s training background. The aim is explicitly artistic - to create a dancing and performing body. No previous butoh or other dance training is required, though you are expected to work hard both physically and mentally.

The body is the centre of the work. In butoh, the body and the consciousness are pushed towards an intention of becoming other - other living beings, organic processes and forces. Butoh evokes an intense relation with the world through all senses. Through this process the body's relationship with the world is shifted. The body and the space becomes alive.

KAI-EN studied with Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN from 2005-2010. Through her final examination and solo performance project About Face in 2010, she was given the name KAI-EN (SEA SHELL-GARDEN) which signifies the living link from SU-EN's body and SU-EN butoh method. Since 2010 she produces performances and dance work through KAI-EN Butoh Company.



Performance project, August 20-26 2018

Workshop participants are invited to participate in a performance project in the area around Härnösand and Kramfors. The project is part of the exhibition Body Landscape by KAI-EN and Björn-Ola Lind at Härnösands Konsthall. Project costs are covered for by KAI-EN Butoh Company. Training and shared accommodation at Svanö Folkets Hus. Send your workshop application for more details.



The workshop is held at Svanö Folkets Hus, Svanö.
Svanö is a small island in the river Ångermanälven, in Kramfors municipality, Sweden.

Workshop fee:
4 500 SEK

Fee includes food and simple accommodation in shared dormitory.

Application deadline: June 10th

Send your application with a short description of who you are and your motivations to:

info@kai-enbutoh.se



Photo: Björn-Ola Lind 2014








KAI-EN BUTOH WORKSHOP






Intensive butoh workshop, December 28-30, Stockholm, Sweden.


This workshop is an introduction to the vibrant world of butoh through KAI-EN butoh method. The method is based on SU-EN butoh method, which is KAI-EN´s training background. The aim is explicitly artistic - to create a dancing and performing body.

The body is the centre of the work. In butoh, the body and the consciousness are pushed towards an intention of becoming other - other living beings, organic processes and forces. Butoh evokes an intense relation with the world through all senses. Through this process the body's relationship to the world is shifted. The body and the space becomes alive.

KAI-EN´s work engage in the subtle but radical qualities of becoming. Through erasure, withdrawal and surrender, the body’s conditions of existence in the world are shifted. At its core lies a desire to become landscape - the body´s co-existence with the ever-shifting, diverse and vibrant universe.


December 28-30 2017
10 am - 5 pm

@
Fylkingen
Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2
Stockholm, Sweden
 
Workshop fee: 1 500 SEK


Application:

Send your application with a short description of who you are and your motivations to:
info@kai-enbutoh.se


No previous butoh or other dance training is required, though you are expected to work hard both physically and mentally.



Butoh originated in Japan in the late 50´s, in Tokyo´s avant-garde movement. The main founder is considered to be Tatsumi Hijikata.  It has since then developed and spread over the world through artists working closely to him, and their students and groups. The work is transmitted from body to body in a teacher/student relation, yet developed through each artists work.

KAI-EN studied with Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN from 2005-2010. Through her final examination and solo performance project About Face in 2010, she was given the name KAI-EN (SEA SHELL-GARDEN) which signifies the living link from SU-EN's body and SU-EN butoh method.

SU-EN is the pioneer of butoh in Sweden. She studied in Tokyo from 1988-1994 with the Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo group where the legendary dancer Yoko Ashikawa was choreographing and teaching. The base of SU-EN butoh method was developed from the Shizune/Ashikawa method.


Photo: Ida Gavois 2013









Tangled




April 7-9 2017

@ The 4th Hong Kong Butoh Festival: www.aptfs.org


Solo performance Tangled penetrates deeper into the undergrowth – a place of deceptive, compelling darkness but also unexpected spaces, layers and openings. The undergrowth is an image of both mental state and poetic reality: overgrown, untamed, impassable, a place of organized chaos.


Butoh choreography and dance: KAI-EN
Costume: KAI-EN
Music: Lars Åkerlund

Duration: app. 20 min

With support by The International Dance Programme – The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé’s International Programme for Dance Artists


The solo will be presented in connection to the workshop choreography by
SU-EN




Tangled






KAI-EN BUTOH COMPANY / TANGLED / butoh
MALINE CASTA / Note to self / performance


@ FYLKINGEN Stockholm
February 23 2017


19:00 Entrance

intermission / bar

19:30 MALINE CASTA / Note to self

intermission / bar

20:15 KAI-EN BUTOH COMPANY / TANGLED

intermission / bar

21:00 Exit


Entré: 100 SEK
Booking tickets: info@kai-enbutoh.se

Card payment only!


www.fylkingen.se







KAI-EN BUTOH WORKSHOP







Intensive butoh workshop, March 11-12, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.


An introduction to the vibrant world of butoh through KAI-EN butoh method. The method is based on SU-EN butoh method, which is KAI-EN´s training background. The aim is explicitly artistic - to create a dancing and performing body. No previous butoh or other dance training is required, though you are expected to work hard both physically and mentally.

The body is the centre of the work. In butoh, the body and the consciousness are pushed towards an intention of becoming other - other living beings, organic processes and forces. Butoh evokes an intense relation with the world through all senses. Through this process the body's relationship to the world is shifted. The body and the space becomes alive.

KAI-EN´s work engage in the subtle but radical qualities of becoming. Through erasure, withdrawal and surrender, the body’s conditions of existence in the world are shifted. At its core lies a desire to become landscape - the body´s co-existence with the ever-shifting, diverse and vibrant universe.



March 11-12  2017
10 am - 5 pm

@
C.off
Körsbärsvägen 9 nb 
Stockholm, Sweden
 
Workshop fee: 1 000 SEK

Application deadline: February 1st


Send your application with a short description of who you are and your motivations to:
info@kai-enbutoh.se



Butoh originated in Japan in the late 50´s, in Tokyo´s avant-garde movement. The main founder is considered to be Tatsumi Hijikata.  It has since then developed and spread over the world through artists working closely to him, and their students and groups. The work is transmitted from body to body in a teacher/student relation, yet developed through each artists work.

KAI-EN studied with Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN from 2005-2010. Through her final examination and solo performance project About Face in 2010, she was given the name KAI-EN (SEA SHELL-GARDEN) which signifies the living link from SU-EN's body and SU-EN butoh method.

SU-EN is the pioneer of butoh in Sweden. She studied in Tokyo from 1988-1994 with the Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo group where the legendary dancer Yoko Ashikawa was choreographing and teaching. The base of SU-EN butoh method was developed from the Shizune/Ashikawa method.


Photo: Björnola Lind 2014










A BODY SCULPTURE TERRAIN



Body as sculpture, material as sound, sound as landscape


FYLKINGEN

November 3rd, 2016

19:00 prologue

intermission / bar open

19:30 performance

intermission / bar open

21:30 epilogue

Entrance 60 SEK
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www.fylkingen.se


KAI-EN, butoh dancer and choreographer, based in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied with Swedish choreographer and butohartist SU-EN 2005-2010. In 2010, she passed examination through her solo project About Face. The examination gave her the name KAI-EN which shows the living link from SU-EN butoh method and SU-EN ́s body. Since 2010 she produces work in the name KAI-EN Butoh Company.


Per Åhlund, b. 1976, resides in Stockholm, Sweden where he’s involved in several experimental music-, improvisation- and sound art-projects. His live soundscapes blur the boundaries between noise and music, stillness and hysteria, darkness and light. He create compositions on the verge of dissolving and focuses on mood and texture rather than tonality and rhythm. Live he use contact microphones, gadgets, loops and effects to form abstract sound environments created in the moment. His live performances are often based on old radios, voice, newly found objects and junk used as instruments.

www.perahlund.se


Photo: © KAI-EN Butoh Company






KAI-EN BUTOH WORKSHOP





Intensive butoh workshop, May 5-8, Stockholm, Sweden.


This workshop is an introduction to the vibrant world of butoh through KAI-EN butoh method. The method is based on SU-EN butoh method, which is KAI-EN´s training background. The aim is explicitly artistic - to create a dancing and performing body.

The body is the centre of the work. In butoh, the body and the consciousness are pushed towards an intention of becoming other - other living beings, organic processes and forces. Butoh evokes an intense relation with the world through all senses. Through this process the body's relationship to the world is shifted. The body and the space becomes alive.

KAI-EN´s work engage in the subtle but radical qualities of becoming. Through erasure, withdrawal and surrender, the body’s conditions of existence in the world are shifted. At its core lies a desire to become landscape - the body´s co-existence with the ever-shifting, diverse and vibrant universe.


May 5-8  2016
10 am - 6 pm

@
C.off
Körsbärsvägen 9 nb 
Stockholm, Sweden
 
Workshop fee: 1 800 SEK

Application deadline: April 1st



Send your application with a short description of who you are and your motivations to:
info@kai-enbutoh.se


No previous butoh or other dance training is required, though you are expected to work hard both physically and mentally.



Butoh originated in Japan in the late 50´s, in Tokyo´s avant-garde movement. The main founder is considered to be Tatsumi Hijikata.  It has since then developed and spread over the world through artists working closely to him, and their students and groups. The work is transmitted from body to body in a teacher/student relation, yet developed through each artists work.

KAI-EN studied with Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN from 2005-2010. Through her final examination and solo performance project About Face in 2010, she was given the name KAI-EN (SEA SHELL-GARDEN) which signifies the living link from SU-EN's body and SU-EN butoh method.

SU-EN is the pioneer of butoh in Sweden. She studied in Tokyo from 1988-1994 with the Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo group where the legendary dancer Yoko Ashikawa was choreographing and teaching. The base of SU-EN butoh method was developed from the Shizune/Ashikawa method.


Photo: Cecilia Nygren 2011






Mineral Bodies





Härnösands Konsthall
2015
May 30th, 1 pm

KAI-EN butoh
Björnola Lind sound


Performance at the opening of the summer exhibitions.

This is the starting point of a collaboration between butoh artist KAI-EN and the artist Björnola Lind. The artists seeks a contemporary animism - to blur the boundery between the human body and the body of the landscape.


www.harnosand.se/konsthallen


Photo: Björnola Lind and KAI-EN Butoh Company 2014







Premiere new piece at Fylkingen, Stockholm, January 23-24 2015!





In the dreamer´s garden

Surrounded by darkness all contures are erased.
The consciuosness shifts into a state of dreaming,
the event into a rite, and the body a place of becoming.

In the dreamer´s garden
is a softly intense dream.
Through a pulling intensity the spectator is offered a quiet yet radical becoming.

Choreography and dance: KAI-EN
Costume and scenography: KAI-EN
Light: Mikael Tham
Music: Per Åhlund and others
Duration: 40 min
Production: KAI-EN Butoh Company

With support from C.off


Fylkingen – ny musik och intermediakonst
Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2
T Mariatorget

Fri January 23, 8 pm
Sat January 24, 6 pm

120/100 SEK
Tickets: info@kai-enbutoh.se
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Framsida



Read the interview with KAI-EN by Kajsa Sandström
in the latest edition of the new magazine Koreografisk Journal #2
which is now out and available to download.