6 day Theater-Butoh experiment with 4RUDE

Workshop and Performance, Based on Novels by Franz Kafka

January 22nd – 27th 2019  at 12:00-18:00

(Showing on January 27th 2019  at 19:00)

Studio 2 / Mime Centrum Berlin

Mariannenplatz. 2, 10997 Berlin

In this workshop we learn the Butoh method and also experience creating process of Theater-Butoh piece. The motif of the performance is some novels by Franz Kafka.

We need a high energy for this intensive work. It requires strong wills of the participants.


This workshop is based on "Butoh-fu ("fu" means score in Japanese)". Butoh-fu has been transmitted orally by Tatsumi Hijikata. His choreographic method aims "to physicalize images through words," and those words are called Butoh-fu. Every word of this notation has its own choreographic meaning for the performer. The mold of Butoh-fu is very strict, but there is also a lot of blank space entrusted to a dancer. Butoh-fu can provide a vast image for an artist. We will also build up strong bodies and voices by using the training based on Suzuki-Method Actor's Training. You have to control strictly your own body in order to be free.

Language: German, English, Japanese


Maco and Hikaru Inagawa make a Theater-Butoh piece with the participants through this Workshop. That piece based on the novels by Franz Kafka.

Artistic Director: Hikaru Inagawa

Choreograph: Maco and Hikaru Inagawa

Performances will be held at the last day of this Workshop.

January 27th 19:00

Entrance: Donation 5€-

--------Application --------

Please send a short motivation letter.

This workshop is fully open to everybody: not only professional performers like actors and dancers but those who haven't never performed on the stage before. We welcome all artists who are interested in BUTOH as well.

*The text about Butoh-fu is available in English and German.


300€ Normal

280€ Early bird paid by December 22nd

250€ Early bird paid by October 31st

Infos & Registration: info@4rude.com