Crime and Punishment III – 6 days theatre-butoh-experiment
In this workshop we learn the Butoh method and also experience creating process of Theater-Butoh piece. The theme of the performance is “Crime and Punishment”. We will make the piece that focus on one of the characters “Svidrigailov”. Looking ahead to the premiere of “Crime and Punishment” at the end of 2017, we hold this workshop.
We need a high energy for this intensive work. It requires strong wills of the participants.

Where: TATWERK | Performative Forschung, Gewerbehof Hasenheide 9, Aufgang 1, 10967 Berlin, Germany

When: June 26th – July 1st 2017 | 12 to 6pm

Deadline for applications: June 26th 2017

The 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.

The 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. And in this time we focus on one of the characters “Svidrigailov”.

Director: Hikaru Inagawa
Choreography: Maco and Hikaru Inagawa

Performances will be held at the last day of this Workshop.
July 1st8pm
Tickets: 5-10 € Sliding scale

This is not an audition for the premiere.
The text about Butoh-fu is available in English and German.

Organisation: 4RUDE in cooperation with TATWERK | Performative Forschung

How to apply:

Please send an email to with a short motivation letter | This workshop is fully open to everybody: not only professional performers like actors and dancers but those who  haven’t never performed on the stage before. We welcome all artists who are interested in BUTOH as well.

Costs for participants:

300€ | 270€ Early bird until June 2nd 2017 (date of payment) or with TATWERKCARD
250€ (people who has ever joined the “Crime and Punishment” Ⅰ or Ⅱ)
230€ (people who has ever joined the “Crime and Punishment” Ⅰ and Ⅱ)

Contact details: Phone: +49

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