Born in France, Syv is a multi-talented artist who mainly draws her inspiration from Asian artistic practices such as Butoh and from collaborations with Asian artists. After completing a Master in Russian, English and Marketing, Syv came to Asia where she traveled extensively, pursuing her interest to experience different cultures. She opened a few restaurants in the region and this passion for providing joy and bonding between people led her to movement therapy.
She discovered Butoh while in Japan, and studied it with Lee Rhizome of Subbody Butoh School in the Himalayas, in New York City and Japan mainly with Vangeline of Vangeline Theater, Katsura Kan, Eiko and Koma, Natsu Nakajima, Yugio Waguri.
She practices other movement-based and awareness techniques and is now sharing her experience through butoh and her own method of dance therapy.
For Syv, Butoh is a creative, self-discovering and healing, process. Butoh is a space of freedom, a space of infinite possibilities, as well as a life style.
Fissure was performed at Lorong 24A in October 2013.
Created for the exhibition Abandoned Landscape, by Sharis Garabedian, Fissurequestioned beauty through movement. The performance reflected transience in a body and in a landscape. The artist was an abandoned landscape dancing. She was death dancing in life and it was beautiful.