Lineage – by KAI-EN Butoh Company
Lineage – rottrådar is a production and performance by KAI-EN Butoh Company to which I composed an electroacoustic score that melted together with folklore improvisations by violin player Sandra Marteleur.
KAI-EN concept, choreography, dance, costume, space
Alexandra Nilsson composition
Sandra Marteleur improvisation, violin,viola
Maria Ros light design
A network of roots and mycelium, entangled in symbiotic exchange. Bodily transmission as the qualitative, deepened process. To be the host animal to that which must live, to offer our fur as a reserve for a wilderness to flourish.
Through unfolding a choreography from the experience archived within the body, of two different but yet, because of their encounter within the same body, related dance forms: butoh and nordic folk dance, we are offered to engage in their common world of transparencies, lines, shifting layers and becomings.
The performance was postponed due to restrictions due to covid-19 pandemic. It was documented for video in January 2021 and premiered for an audience in October 2022. @ Fylkingen Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2 Stockholm, Sweden
About KAI-EN Butoh Company:
KAI-EN is a butoh artist, based in Stockholm, Sweden
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. Disintegration and porosity are conditions often returned to. At its core lies a desire to become landscape – the body´s co-existence with the ever-shifting, diverse and vibrant universe.
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.