inkBoat is a physical theatre and dance company founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998. The San Francisco based company, winner of 5 “Izzie” awards, 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.
We derive inspiration from working in wild, natural settings and urban existence.

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95 Rituals, inkBoat, Anna Halprin

95 RITUALS book published!

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This dance 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…

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…

inkBoat touring works 2015

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Two touring works from inkBoat in 2015: “Crazy Cloud” and “Line Between.”

Shinichi Iova-Koga, 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…