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 the mystery of human experience, 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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Without Us (process) Tenderloin National Forest

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A second work in progress of Without Us, performed in November 2013 at the Tenderloin National Forest. inkBoat is working towards a 2017 premiere of this work in San Francisco….

Shinichi Iova-Koga and Pamela Z

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SOUND | SILENCE | MOTION | STILLNESS “As a duo, Z and Iova-Koga displayed remarkable attunement, performing with unity of intent and deliberate, intoxicating command. It helps that their individual…

Architectural Intervention Improvisation: Steve Adams, John Hanes, Shinichi Iova-Koga

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This Architectural Intervention Improvisation worked off of Sarah Oppenheimer’s exhibit in the Mills Art Museum. This is the third improvisation of Adams, Hanes, Iova-Koga November 7, 2014. (11 minute edit)…

Dance on Land, inkGRound, inkBoat, Amy Rathbone

Dance on Land 2014 (photo gallery)

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Practice. For a brief period of time, through our activities at Dance on Land, the lens we look through sees every activity as practice. Eat and be aware of the…