inkBoat is a physical theatre and dance company founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998. With members based in San Francisco, Luzern, Paris and Berlin, the company performs throughout North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan in theaters and site-specific locations. Repertory and research integrate the interplay of multiple artistic disciplines and viewpoints, both experimental and traditional, resulting in original performance compositions. Themes and subjects arise from meticulous examination of everyday life, with primary content arising from the body, resulting in both refined and raw expressions. [MORE]

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inkBoat ist eine physische Theatergruppe und Tanzkompagnie, die 1998 von Shinichi Iova-Koga gegründet wurde. Mit Mitgliedern in San Francisco, Luzern, Paris und Berlin tritt das Ensemble in Nordamerika, Europa, Südkorea und Japan in Theatern und Off-Spaces auf. Das Repertoire integriert unterschiedliche künstlerische Disziplinen und Perspektiven, woraus eigenständige Performances resultieren. Themen und Inhalte entstehen durch die akribische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Alltag. Der primäre Fokus liegt auf dem Körper – dieser drückt sich sowohl durch kleine, spezifische wie auch harte, rohe Bewegungen aus.

Dance on Land

Workshop: Dance on Land

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Dance on Land by inkBoat, presented by Love the Bulb Albany Bulb in the San Francisco Bay Area October 24-27, 10am-5:30pm Immerse yourself in the environment of the Albany Bulb,…

2-Month Winter Training with inkBoat

2-month Winter Training

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Led by Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga of inkBoat this will be a unique training opportunity, a chance to train, develop and articulate abilities, awareness and possibilities as a human, mover…

Crazy Cloud (excerpt from start)

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“The simplicity and rigor of the tiny gestures appeared to come from somewhere outside time. The force with which they repeatedly fell or threw themselves to the floor looked propelled by more than earthly gravity.”
-Rita Felciano, Dance View Times

95 Rituals: Welcome to the Eureka

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““95 Rituals,” a perambulatory birthday tribute to the modern dance pioneer devised by physical theater and dance company inkBoat… mix humor, introspection, playfulness and memory with fearless gestures and thoughtfully crafted drama.” – Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle, 2015