"The Legends of Tono" ("Die Legenden von Tono") is a Butoh piece based on Butoh-fu, a unique choreographic method created by Butoh Master Tatsumi Hijikata (Japan) and developed further by his disciple Yukio Waguri (Japan). Butoh-fu are words/sentences that may sound like a poetry and are used for a dancer to become imagery. (Learn more about Butoh-fu - Screening/lecture, 29 July www.facebook.com/events/1381737268800080)
"The Legends of Tono" tells the true stories and legends of the mountain regions of Japan. It includes 9 scenes: A horse and a girl, Puppets play, Witch from the mountain, Kappa… The world of Yokai (supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore) crosses that of the humans.
The piece was created in 2012 in Tokyo by 4RUDE (Maco and Hikaru Inagawa) together with Yukio Waguri. In 2014 it was premiered in Berlin and this year shown at Butoh Festival in Paris.
The performance is a part of the program: Butoh Masters in Berlin - read more on www.facebook.com/events/437986466360846
Maco (Macoto Inagawa), actress/ Butoh artist/ performer. She studied by Kazuo Ohno and in 1990s started her solo dance career. Since 1999 she was a member of the Ku Na'uka Theatre Company (Tokyo, Japan). In 2005 she co-founded 4RUDE, a performing arts unit that aims at finding alternative ways; acting without words and dance based on inner experience instead of focusing on body movements.
Since 2005 Maco studied Butoh-fu (Notational Butoh) under Yukio Waguiri. She has also appeared in his piece ”Yameru Maihime" (The Sick Prima Donna) by Tatsumi Hijikata at Kazuo Ohno Festival' 2012.
Works of Macoto Inagawa include films, paintings and performance.
Dance: Maco (Macoto Inagawa/4RUDE)
Choreography: Yukio Waguri and 4RUDE
Production: Hikaru Inagawa (4RUDE)
Music: Masaru Soga and others
Cooperation: Ikko Masuda, Butoh Channel Berlin
Studio 2 Mime Centrum Berlin, 2 EG, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Entrance: 5-8 Euro
Information about 4RUDE in Berlin: 4rude.com/theater
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