inkBoat is a physical theatre and dance company founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998. The company performs 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.
We derive inspiration from working in wild, natural settings and urban existence.

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Shinichi Iova-Koga, inkBoat

Shinichi teaches SF Workshop

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Contemporary and traditional Japanese performance practices juxtaposed with the improvisation practice known as Action Theater™ A 2-day workshop taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga   Saturday, September 23: 10am – 2pmSunday, September…

Dance on Land

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Dance on Land taught by Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga Our teaching is a series of embodied investigations in listening. How can a blade of grass blowing in the wind, a…

95 Rituals, inkBoat, Anna Halprin

95 RITUALS book published!

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This book documents the performance project 95 Rituals, directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, performed by physical theater company inkBoat and invited guests, and presented by Dancers’ Group in 2015. Dedicated to…

Collaboration with ODC/KT Nelson on “Listening Last”

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ODC Dance Company co-choreographed and directed by KT Nelson and Shinichi Iova-Koga Shinichi Iova-Koga collaborates with ODC Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson to create Listening Last, a ODC/Dance full-company work that…