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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


06 [Basic], 13 [Advanced], 20 [Basic],

27 [Advanced] August 2018

18:00 - 20:00

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.




work in collaboration

”So nah - so fern”   (revival)

Choreography and Performance: Craudia Berg and Maco

23 - 25 August 2018 19:00

at Natur-Park Südgelände, Berlin

Link to FB event page

New !

New !


6 days Theater-Butoh workshop and performance

with 4RUDE: Janualy 2019, Berlin

Novel: by Franz Kafka

more information will follow soon !


4RUDE Theater-Butoh Piece


09, 10,  November 2018  20:00

at Theater im Delphi, Berlin

Artistic Director: Hikaru Inagawa

Concept, Choreograph, Performance: Maco, Hikaru Inagawa

with other performmers

"Though I walk through the dark valley of death..."

The story told by two performers revolves around light and darkness stemming from the madness of war; death and the last light of life.

One is a story of the battlefield. The other, civilian population’s everyday life.

In circumstances worse than death, a lone soldier claws for survival. Though his grip on life is strong, he enters into the Divine through the darkness. A mother, whose everyday life is filled with prayer, dies suddenly through war violence. A three-legged dog wanders on the rubble, eating burned meat.

In "Lichtblitz", 4RUDE explores war’s mythology through the lens of Butoh, transforming it into physical expression. The story breathes life into space, the performers asking a number of questions about the absurd reality of war while transcending boundaries of the body.

Auch wenn ich durch das dunkle Tal des Todes gehe, …