inkBoat inhabits the interplay of multiple artistic disciplines and viewpoints, drawing primarily from the Japanese performing and martial arts, improvisational arts, and Daoist internal arts. inkBoat stage works border dance, performance art and theater, performing in theaters, museums, streets and abandoned spaces.
Founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998, members are based in San Francisco, Luzern, Paris and Berlin, performing throughout North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan.
inkBoat offers classes and workshops for professionals and beginners.  The collaborative artistic process promotes investigation and the professional growth of students and performers in San Francisco and abroad.

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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.

These are the Ones We Fell Among (work in progress)

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a work in progress and a little discussion condensed into 7.5 minutes inkBoat has joined forces with award winning artist Ann Carlson to make a new work!  For the first…

Shinichi Iova-Koga: Moments 2006 – 2016

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Shinichi Iova-Koga: moments on stage. Selections from 2006 – 2016. Crazy Cloud with Ko Murobushi and Sherwood Chen. Mariko Horo with Ishide Takuya. Line Between with Dohee Lee and Peiling Kao. ODD with Joan Jeanrenaud. Adapt with Jimmy Nakagawa. Hummingbird with Nils Frykdahl and Sten Rudstrøm.

Nei Gong, Dao Yin and Qi Gong

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This training focuses on the interconnected nature of soft tissues (including fascia), muscle, bone and the various regions of the body to promote vitality and strength, following classical principles, such…

Crazy Cloud (20 minute version)

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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