Theater-Butoh workshop with 4RUDE

Programs

-2 days
"Body produced by perception"

-3 days + Final performance
"I WALK. JUST KEEP ON WALKING."
"Flower"

-6 days + Final performance
"Crime and Punishment Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ"
"Kafka Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ "

2 Day Butoh workshop
"Body produced by perception"

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...

The menu of the workshop

Day 1) Butoh-Basics standing, feeling, walking
Day 2) Moving with Butoh-fu.*

Improvisation with Butoh-fu.
How to start? How to make space? How to end?

You should control strictly your own body. Then you will be free.

 

Data from previous editions


3 Day workshop and Performance
"I WALK. JUST KEEP ON WALKING."
"Flower"

In this workshop we make a performance that we use the basic techniques of Butoh.

We introduce the participants to basic butoh techniques and authentic choreographies of the founder of butoh – Tatsumi Hijikata.

“Butoh-fu is a notation of butoh dance. Butoh-fu seems like poetry, but is “physical language”. It is a kind of symbol for the choreographer and dancer to share image and movement. A word is not only a tool for recording, but is used as a kind of medium to expand a physical image with imagination.”

 

Data from previous editions

“I WALK. JUST KEEP ON WALKING.”

  • October 2015, at Tatwerk, Berlin
  • December 2016, at NAFTA, Sofia
  • January 2018, at Tatwerk, Berlin 

“Flower”

  • January 2020, at Studio 2/Mime Centrum Berlin

6 Day Theater-Butoh experiment
"Crime and Punishment Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ"

In this workshop we learn the Butoh method and we will also experience creating process of Theater-Butoh piece.
The motif of the performance is "Crime and Punishment".
4RUDE has developed and performed a worked based on this novel it as a trilogy in Tokyo in 2005-2007. This trilogy was approached from theatrical side to the literature, in this workshop we will experiment in the approach from the Butoh.

-Workshop
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.

-Performance
Maco and Hikaru Inagawa make a Theater-Butoh Piece with the participants through this Workshop. That piece based on "Crime and Punishment" a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Performances will be held in the last day of this Workshop.

 

Data from previous editions

"Crime and Punishment I" 

  • April 2016, at Tatwerk, Berlin

"Crime and Punishment Ⅱ -Katerina Ivanovna-"

  • November 2016, at Tatwerk, Berlin

"Crime and Punishment Ⅲ -Svidrigailov-”

  • July 2017, at Tatwerk, Berlin

6 Day Theater-Butoh experiment
"KAFUKA Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ"

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.

-Workshop
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.-

-Performance
Maco and Hikaru Inagawa make a Theater-Butoh piece with the participants through this Workshop. That piece based on the novels by Franz Kafka. Performances will be held in the last day of this Workshop.

 

Data from previous editions

"Absence" Kafka I

  • January 2019, at Studio 2/Mime Centrum Berlin

"Existence" Kafka Ⅱ

  • July 2020, at Studio 2/Mime Centrum Berlin

upcoming!

"Transcendence" Kafka Ⅲ 

  • August 2021, at Studio 2/Mime Centrum Berlin

 

Theater-Butoh company 4RUDE

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