A man went to a village to collect insects and was held captive there. As the village was at the bottom of a sand pit, residents need to shovel off the sand almost all day long to maintain their living place safe. There was no way to escape. As a possible way out manifested, the man does not want to go anymore.
Social restriction on the name of peace.
Utopia at the end of the world.
We find these keywords from this story.
Inspired by "The woman in the dunes" by Kobo Abe 4Rude creates a Butoh performance which goes under the skin.
Is "The woman in the dunes" only a story or is there behind this novel a truth that we face every day? What is the European Union? Is it not a utopia? A utopia for the migrants?
The man finds himself in a place where men have to work all day long in order to protect their home. He himself must shovel the sand for a widow whose house is continuously threatened by the falling sand. After many unfortunate attemps to escape, he starts to get used to his new life in the dunes and finds a new hope. While at the beginning of the story the man fights for his freedom, towards the end he finds himself willing to stay. When the possibility to escape appears, he chooses to stay where he is. His old life has nothing more to offer.
Sharing the creative process in two work in progress 4Rudes creates a piece which is more real than a simple story.
Direction, choreography, performance: Hikaru Inagawa
Choreography, performance: Maco
Production: 4RUDE in Collaboration with TATWERK | Performative Forschung
Premiere: January 15th 2016 at 8pm
Repetitions: January 16th and 17th 2016 at 8pm
at Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstraße 169/170, Berlin