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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


01 [Advanced], 08 [[Basic], 15 [Advanced],

22 [Advanced], 29 [[Basic] October 2018

18:00 - 20:00

at Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

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*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.




6 days 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

4RUDE Theater-Butoh Piece


09, 10,  November 2018  20:00

at Theater im Delphi, Berlin

Gustav-Adolf-Str. 2, 13086 Berlin

Ticket: 13€ / 9€  09.Nov


Artistic Director: Hikaru Inagawa

Concept, Choreograph, Performance: Maco, Hikaru Inagawa

with Adina Mohr, Carmen Palomba

The madness of war, expressed through butoh.

“Lichtblitz” approaches the cruelty and absurd reality of war.

Dialogues do not take place, the madness of war is translated into physical expression and physical images by means of Butoh and the play of light and darkness.

Between the battlefield and everyday life of the civilian population: A soldier in spite of death. He survives the horrors of war, which seem even worse to him than dying himself, and in the midst of darkness witnesses a divine appearance. Meanwhile, a pious mother suddenly loses her life far from the battlefield. A dog, already lost a leg, wandering around on the rubble and biting into a piece of burnt meat.

The absurdity of life and death is examined on the borderline of the physical.

Photo: Sigel Eschkol