Founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998, inkBoat is a physical theatre & dance company built by and with the collaborative efforts of choreographers, musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists and directors. The company concerns itself with everyday reality and mystery, merging tradition and experimentalism.

Current CollaboratorsSherwood Chen, Body Weather teacher; Heekyung Cho, Seoul based dancer and choreographer; Jason Ditzian, klezmer; Dana Iova-Koga investigates how body and landscape meet; Peiling Kao, Taiwanese contemporary dancer and choreographer; Yuko Kaseki, Butoh Dancer; Carla Kihlstedt, songstress; Joshua Kohl, composer, Co-Artistic Director of Degenerate Art Ensemble;  Dohee Lee transforms traditional Korean Dance and Music into experimental theater;
Frank Lee, carpenter; Crow Nishimura, dancer, singer, choreographer Co-Artistic Director of Degenerate Art Ensemble; Suki O’Kane, a sonic artist informed by Eastern sensibilities; Amy Rathbone, installation artist; Dan Rathbun, instrument builder and co-founder of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: Sten Rudstrøm, poet/writer who practices and teaches Action Theater improvisation; Cassie Terman, improvisor and teacher of Action Theater; Allen Willner, visual/lighting designer;

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inkBoat, 95 Rituals, SF Chronicle Review, photo by Carlos Avila Gonzales

95 Rituals – SF Chronicle Review 2015

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Deep in the middle of the performance of “95 Rituals,” as you find yourself on the back of a dancer who is clambering over benches on the upper deck of…

Anna Halprin, inkBoat, 95 Rituals, Shinichi Iova-Koga

95: Process as performance as process

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By Julia Davidson   Dancing with Anna. Being watched by the performers while I cry. Scooching around a space to see the action. Being asked what in the performance could…

Dance on Land 2014

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The sources of inspiration for Dance on Land 2014 in Northern California and Vermont, include Aikido, kinesthetic response, Qi Gong, mindfulness practice, improvisational dance, physical theater and perhaps most importantly…

95 Rituals, inkBoat

95 Rituals (Shinichi description)

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Shinichi on 95 Rituals: “Anna is the stone, the rock. This rock drops into the pool and we’re all the little ripples that move out from the impact of the rock…