Curriculum Vitae

INKBOAT AND SHINICHI PERFORMANCES, COLLABORATIONS AND IMPROVISATION (directed by Shinichi unless otherwise noted):

2020

Sand (work in progress choreography for Peiling Kao) | Südpol | Kriens, Switzerland | March 13

2019

Wanderer Imitates a Cloud (solo version)| Alchemical Studios | New York, NY | October 31

Storm 5 | CounterPulse | San Francisco | October 29

Albany Storm | The Albany Bulb | Albany, California | October 26

Storm 4 | Brennpunkt Claridenstrasse| Luzern, Switzerland | September 27

Wanderer Imitates a Cloud (trio version) | Südpol | Kriens, Switzerland | September 5

Die Schwarze Spinne (directed by Ursula Hildebrandt, choreographed by Shinichi) | Schwingplatz Allweg | Ennetmoos, Switzerland | May 23 – June 28

Fall, Splat, Rejoice (solo improvisation)| Now! Festival, Ufer Studios | Berlin, Germany | May 4

Storm 3 | TanzFest Luzern, Neubad | Luzern, Switzerland | May 2

What Crisis? (improvisation with Kamerin McDonald, Nils Frykdahl, Max Baloian) | Western Sky Studio | Berkeley, California | April 19

Storm 2 | Grace Cathedral | San Francisco | March 14

Storm 1 | Chäslager | Stans, Switzerland | February 22

2018

We Were There (collaboration with Mini-A-Tour) | Ludwig Forum | Aachen, Germany | November 24

Undestroyed (improvisation with Free Salamander Exhibit) | Kraftfeld | Winterthur, Switzerland | September 20

Donkey Star Returns (improvisation with Yuko Kaseki) | NOW! Festival | Berlin | May 5

Mochi | Universe 9 | Hergiswil, Switzerland | March 3

2017

Zouni | NOHspace | San Francisco | December 30, 31

Zouni | Dansometre | Vevey, Switzerland | December 17

The Smallest Country (improvisation with Cassie Tunick) | Western Sky Studio | Berkeley | May 6

Beowulf (co-direction w/ Ava Roy) | Fort Mason Center for the Arts | San Francisco | March 19 – April 17

Cascade of Moons | ACDA | February 3

Shift (improvisation with Cassie Tunick and Ruth Zaporah)| Berkeley Art Museum | Berkeley, CA | January 11

2016

Adapt (duet with Taiko Drummer Jimi Nakagawa) | Berkeley Art Museum |Berkeley, CA | December 12

Cascade of Moons | Joe Goode Annex | San Francisco | November 19

Improvise with the Dead (duet with Taiko drummer Jimi Nakagawa) | Mills College Art Museum | Oakland, CA | November 1

Water on the Sun | Mills College Art Museum | Oakland, CA | October 11

Stay | Berkeley Art Museum | Berkeley | November 14

Breath  | Berkeley  Art Museum | Berkeley | October 15 (REVIEW)

Continuum (14 hour improvised performance) | Mare Island, CA | October 1

Drowning Man | NOHspace | San Francisco | September 16, 17

Drowning Man | Mills College Art Museum | Oakland | September 14

Double Exposure (co-choreographed with Dana Iova-Koga on Raw Dance) | ODC Theater | San Francisco | July 27-29

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (as performer following script) | Fort Mason Chapel | San Francisco | May 21

Suite No. 3 in C major (collaboration with Suki O’Kane) | Community Music Center | San Francisco | May 14, 15

Slow Dialogues (with Slow Research Lab, Netherlands) | Yerba Buena Gardens | San Francisco | May 7

Take This Dance (co-directed with Scott Wells and Amy Seiwert) | ODC Studio B | San Francisco | January 15-17 (REVIEW)

2015

Line Between (co-created with Dana Iova-Koga and Jubilith Moore)| Seoul International Dance Festival, Segong University | October 6

95 Rituals | Hyde Street Pier | San Francisco | July 7-11 (REVIEW)

Ritual 71: transient | Studio 1 | San Francisco | June 27

Ritual 50-70 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum | San Francisco | June 21

Lost Rituals | inkGround | Petrolia | June 14

Ritual 8-27: market | Fort Mason Center/SFIAF | San Francisco | May 31

Ritual 4-6: ascent | San Francisco Civic Center | May 1

Ritual 3: future numbers | Joe Goode Annex | San Francisco | February 21

Ritual 2: future numbers | Mills College Art Museum | Oakland | February 20

Ritual 1: thicket | Mills College, Studio 1 | Oakland | January 23

2014

Sound-silence-motion-stillness (collaborative duet w/ Pamela Z) | Center for New Music | San Francisco | December 15 (REVIEW)

Architectural Intervention (improvisation w/ Steve Adams) | Mills College Art Museum | Oakland | November 7

Vessels for Improvisation (w/ Rova Saxophone Quartet) | Eureka Ferryboat | San Francisco | October 4

Improvisation 103 | Berkeley Art Festival | Berkeley | April 27

2013

Without Us (work in progress) | Tenderloin National Forest | San Francisco | November 10

Utopia (improvisation w/ Steve Adams) | Contemporary Jewish Museum | San Francisco | November 7

Vessels for Improvisation (site specific improvisation) | Embarcadero | San Francisco | November 2

Trees (site specific) | Trolley Dances | San Francisco | October 19, 20

Without Us (work in progress) | Mills Art Museum | Oakland | September 28

Improvisation 102 | Kunstoff | San Francisco | April 20

Without Us (work in progress) | CounterPULSE | San Francisco | April 5, 6, 7

2012

Crazy Cloud (co-directed with Ko Murobushi) | Painted Bride | Philadelphia | May 5

Crazy Cloud (co-directed with Ko Murobushi) |CAVE | New York | May 1

Crazy Cloud (co-directed with Ko Murobushi) | Highways | Santa Monica | April 27, 28

Crazy Cloud (co-directed with Ko Murobushi)|at Arcata Playhouse | Arcata | April 19

Line Between (co-created with Dana Iova-Koga and Dohee Lee)| Roundhouse Theater | Vancouver International Dance Festival | March 6, 7

Improvisation 101 | Om Center | Omaha | February 18

2011

Line Between (co-created with Dana Iova-Koga and Jubilith Moore)| ODC Theater | San Francisco | December 2, 3, 4

Listening Last (ODC Dancers, co-directed with KT Nelson) | Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts| San Francisco, CA | March 27

2010

ODD | Malonga Center for the Arts | Oakland | Nov. 5-7

ODD |ODC | San Francisco | Nov. 5-7

Crazy Cloud (co-directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga and Ko Murobushi) | Theater Artaud | San Francisco | May 27-30

“ODD” is a project of inkBoat and AXIS Dance Company, Directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga.

2009

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki)| Japan Society | New York | October 15, 16, 17

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki) | ODC | San Francisco | October 10, 11

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki) | Bielefeld, Germany | July 13

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki) | Leipzig, Germany | July 10, 11

Milk Traces the Fall | Southern Theater | Minneapolis | May 15, 16

Milk Traces the Fall | Philadelphia Dance Projects / Temple University | Philadelphia | February 27, 28

2008

Crazy Cloud (work in progress) | Noh Space | San Francisco | September 14

c(H)ord | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater | San Francisco | April 24, 25, 26

2007

Milk Traces the Fall | Japan Society | New York | October 27 and at Dock 11 | Berlin | September 28, 29

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki)| Wacker Bühne | Darmstadt, Germany | Sept 14

Milk Traces the Fall | RED CAT | Los Angeles | August 2,3,4 and at Noh Space | San Francisco | February 8-11 and at BRAVA theater | San Francisco | January 19,20

2006

Mariko Horo (co-created with Tamiko Theil and Takuya Ishiide) | Munich Dance Festival | Munich | November 10-12

Shine Black (co-created with musician Mirek Vodrazka and dancer Takuya Ishiide) | Strasnicke Divadlo | Praha, CZ | October 19

Glass Head (co-created with Rova Saxophone Quartet, Yuko Kaseki, Eric Koziol and Ernie Lafky) | JCC | San Francisco | April 28, 29

Milk Traces (work in progress) | 24th Street Theatre | Los Angeles | March 18

Milk Traces (work in progress) | Synapsis Studio | Arcata, CA | March 5

2005

Black Map | Die Pratze, Tokyo | August 25

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki)| Kunsthaus Graz | Graz, Austria | June 24, 26

Black Map | San Francisco Arts International Festival | May 25 –29

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki)| Dock 11 | Berlin | March 10 – 19

2004

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki) | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | SF | August 6-14

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki) |Dock 11| Berlin | July 8-11

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki) | Fabrik Potsdam| Potsdam, Germany | June 25,26

Ame to Ame (co-created with Marc Ates and Yuko Kaseki) | C.E.S.T.A.| Tabor, Czech Republic | June 4-6

2003

LOVE is SHOCK | NY Butoh Festival | New York | 11-19 October
LOVE is SHOCK | Kasuga Shrine | Nara-ken, Japan | 13,14 September
Donkey Star (w/ Yuko Kaseki, Takuya Ishiide & Yuri Nagaoka) | Artland | Tokyo | 10 July
Donkey Star (duet w/ Yuko Kaseki) | Strange Fruits | Tokyo | 20 June
Heaven’s Radio | Venue 9 | San Francisco | 5-15 June
Donkey Star (duet w/ Yuko Kaseki | CAVE gallery | New York | 4 May
Donkey Star (duet w/ Yuko Kaseki | Intimate Theater | Seattle | 19, 20 April
Tasting an Ocean | Noh Space | San Francisco | 20-30 March

“Love is Shock” is a Shinichi solo.

“Heaven’s Radio” is dance theatre adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s radio-play “All That Fall”. Awarded Best Visual Design by Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (the “Izzies”). Also nominated for Choreography, Music, and Outstanding Performance. Directed by Allen Willner.

“Tasting an Ocean” is a Iova-Koga solo.

2002

Onion | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | San Francisco | 7 – 9 November
Tasting an Ocean | Orph Theater | Berlin | 30 May – 9 June
The Duchess | Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center | New York | 10-18 January

“Onion” is a quartet performance. Comissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Funded in part by James Irvine Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. Directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga.

The Duchess” is the film adaptation of “Cockroach”. The film has shown in festivals throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Realized by Eric Koziol and inkBoat.

2001

Cockroach | Theater Artaud | San Francisco | 28 November – 8 December
Tasting an Ocean | Vancouver Dance Fest | Vancouver | 13,14 November
Tasting an Ocean | Divadlo Disk | Prague | 12,13 October
Cockroach | Pfefferburg | Berlin | 14 September
Cockroach | Fabrik Potsdam | Potsdam, Germany | 6-8 September
Cockroach | Schloss Bröllin | Bröllin, Germany | 17-18 August
Cockroach | The Marsh | San Francisco | 18, 19 July
Shards | Temescal Arts Center | Oakland | 6-8 July
Onion (work in progress) | Venue 9 | San Francisco | 6, 9, 12 May
Heaven’s Radio | Venue 9 | San Francisco | 5, 8, 13 May
Shards | Articles | Mendocino | 13-15 April
Tasting an Ocean (work in progress) | Overtoom 301 | Amsterdam | 28-30 January

“Cockroach” is a 12 performer work, combining musicians and dancers as characters on stage. Nominated by the Isadora Duncan Awards for “Visual Design.”

“Shards” is a presentation of solos from the members of inkBoat.

2000

Cockroach | On The Boards Theater | Seattle | 9-10 November
Cockroach (work in progress) | Theater Artaud/Z Program | San Francisco | 5-7 October
Cockroach (work in progress) | Theater Artaud/SF Butoh | San Francisco | 4-5 August
Cockroach (work in progress) | SF Street Theater Fest | San Francisco | 12 June
Cockroach (work in progress) | Temescal Arts Center | Oakland | 12-14 May

1999

Tasting an Ocean (work in progress) | Ars Locus | Kyoto | 4 November
Mirror with Wings | Plan B | Tokyo | 11 November
Falling Dust | Orph Theatre | Berlin | 20-30 August
Cockroach (work in progress) | Schloss Bröllin | Bröllin, Germany | 13-14 August
Onion (work in progress) | SF Street Festival | San Francisco | 6 June
Onion (work in progress) | Noh Space | San Francisco | 28 March
Falling Dust | Noh Space | San Francisco | 22 February
Tasting an Ocean (work in progress) | Noh Space | San Francisco | 1 February

“Mirror with Wings” is the duet performance of Iova-Koga and Yuri Nagaoka.
“Falling Dust” is a collaborative performance by Iova-Koga and members of the music group Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

1998

Falling Dust | SF Art Institute | San Francisco | 15 December
Distant Breath | Attitudes Festival | Metz, France | 24 November