Transcendence [Kafka Ⅲ] // 6 day Theater-Butoh experiment with 4RUDE
【Workshop and Performance with 4RUDE】 based on novels by Franz Kafka
August 10th – August 15th, 12:00-18:00
(Showing on August 15th at 19:00)
Studio2/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 the 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 The text about Butoh-fu is available in English and German.
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 Choreography: Maco and Hikaru Inagawa Final Performance will be held at the last day of this Workshop. (with the makeup, costumes, lighting and sound)
August 15th 19:00 (doors open: 18:50) Entrance: 5−10€ sliding scale
-Even if we have no audience due to Covid-19, the final performance will be held and will be open to the public on Internet after video recording.
360 € Normal
330 € Early bird paid by 10/July/2021
300 € Early bird paid by 10/May/2021
270 € Person with the experience of "Absence" and “Existence" WS
We do not yet know how many participants will be allowed in August. (Last year at the same time, the workshop was held with a maximum of 6 participants).
The priority order of the reservation list is handled in the order of payment, not in the order of registration.
If there is a cancellation by Covid-19, and we have more than the limit of participants who have paid, we will refund the full fee.
In keeping with Berlin's Covid-19 rules, we will keep a distance and pay attention to hygiene during the creation.
Previous workshop works on KAFKA
“Absence” [Kafka I] - structured mainly from the novel The Castle (Das Schloss), January 2019
“Existence” [Kafka II] - structured mainly from the novel The Trial (Der Process), August 2020 *Performed without an audience due to covid-19 regulations. After the video recording, it was streamed.