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About 4RUDE 

The Theater-Butoh company 4RUDE was founded by Hikaru Inagawa and Maco in 2005 and has created and performed numerous productions worldwide and has given lots of workshops ever since. 4RUDE is searching for an ideal form of expression and finds alternative ways in theatre, which lead to unique theatrical performances without words. Based on elements from theatre and Butoh they create distinct pieces, constructed from a body movement language that finds its source in the personal experiences of the performers. They have been developing their way of working and their vision for years and continue to do so, exploring the way into the deep and by doing so creating a unique language in modern theatre. The epicentre of 4RUDE’s work is Berlin.

Schedule of regular Training

Theater-Butoh training with 4RUDE, in Berlin

Mondays 18:00 - 20:00


2 [Basic], 9 [Advanced], 16 [Basic], 23 [Advanced],

30 no training


7 [Basic], 14 [Advanced], 21 [Basic], 28 [Advanced]

at Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

Please contact: info(at)

*This training is a course for performers who want to train with us repeatedly. We are thinking about how we exist on the stage through this training.

*New participants join only [Basic] day.


World premiere:

November 13th 2019, 20:00

Other performance: November 14th-16th 2019

at Theater im Delphi, Berlin

Novel by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Directed by: Hikaru Inagawa

In a version of 4RUDE

Private lessons, creation's advice or direction are available.


3 day Butoh workshop and performance with 4RUDE


24, 25, 26 January 2020, 12:00 - 18:00

Final Performance: 26 January 2020, 19:00-

at Studio2 / Mimecentrum Berlin

Kunstquartier Bethanien

Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin

6 day Theater-Butoh experiment with 4RUDE

Workshop and Performance,

Based on Novels by Franz Kafka


Summer in 2020, 12:00 - 18:00

at Studio2 / Mimecentrum Berlin

Kunstquartier Bethanien

Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin

infos/registrations: info(at) (Maco)

A recognized and talented author Akutagawa had been worried about inheriting his mother's mental illness throughout his life. His desire was to exist in some realm of pure literature. But he couldn't putting himself in the ground tradition of socially alienated. He recognises his inner struggle, but is unable to avoid the inevitable. Death-thoughts crop up repeatedly, in numerous variations.

What is the “Bonyaritoshita Fuan” (meaning "dim uneasiness") that he told ?

©Photomusix/Cristina Marx, 4RUDE


Performance: Maco, Hikaru Inagawa

with: Bratan Bratanov, Adina Mohr, Heide Moldenhauer

Direction, choreography, stage design, light concept:

Hikaru Inagawa

Choreography, costume: Maco

Video: Elisa Intet

Stage associate: Sergio Serrano

Technic: Tilman Agueras

Production: 4RUDE

Ticket: 15/10E

Rinning time: 75 min.

Gefördert des Bezirksamtes Pankow von Berlin

4RUDE Theater-Butoh piece

“Das Leben eines Narren”

"Das Leben eines Narren" Teaser