Workshop: Land Inside10am - 5pm
Universe 9, Hergiswil and Dreilindenpark, Luzern, Switzerland
In this two-day workshop led by Dana and Shinichi Iova-Koga we will develop qualities of movement, our connection to the ground and how the shifting of our axis and body center brings motion. We will work both indoors, (at Universe 9 in Hergiswil) to focus on the internal dynamics of the body, as well as outdoors (Dreilindenpark in Luzern) to experience the connection between our bodies and the diverse textures of a natural landscape. All ages and levels of experience welcome. All that is required is curiosity and the willingness to get some earth on you.
Wanderer Imitates a CloudTBA
Südpol, Kriens, Switzerland
In a continuation of the ODD project, “Wanderer Imitates a Cloud” is the first full-length (60 minutes) showing of a new work that continues to explore the world of paintings created by Odd Nerdrum, created and performed by Shinichi Iova-Koga with special guests Sherwood Chen, I-Fen Lin and others TBA. Original music by Joan Jeanrenaud and Dohee Lee.
Protean Progressions and Stillness in DynamicTBA
Südpol, Kriens, Switzerland
These two classes, let by Sherwood Chen and Shinichi Iova-Koga, include training across the floor to develop kinesthetic, motor and sensorial awareness, studies in scale and rhythm and exercises to heighten physical and mental receptivity, soft tissue development and awareness of minute interior textures. We cultivate a grain of stillness within our minds as the improvisation gallops around in capricious directions. Bring your curiosity, your inquisitive body, and prepare to sweat.
Workshop: Dance on Land10am - 5pm
Albany Bulb, San Francisco Bay Area, California
Immerse yourself in the environment of the Albany Bulb, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this intensive workshop, led by Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga, develop your sensorial mind and creative responsiveness through rigorous physical and improvisational training rooted in Noguchi Taiso, Body Weather Training, Action Theater and Yang Shen Gong exercises. The workshop will end with a public showing at the Albany Bulb. All ages and levels of experience welcome. All that is required is curiosity and the willingness to get some earth on you.
Albany StormAll Day
Albany Bulb, Albany, California
A public invitation into the process of developing “The Storm in My House” on the land that inspired the development of this project. Throughout the day, both inkBoat members and workshop participants will be performing in the space. Audience members will be invited to come, go, move around. With Suki O’Kane, Dana Iova-Koga, Amy Rathbone, Kamerin McDonald, Shinichi Iova-Koga and workshop participants.
Fifth Storm is the fifth experiment, the fifth investigation in the creation of The Storm in My House. This work concerns the precarious position artists, and all of us, maintain in the face of social upheaval, economic inequality, displacement, and deterioration of the social safety net; bodies experiencing crisis and humor; recorded voices of those who struggle for food and shelter; an excavation of the perceived lines between any two of us.
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Workshop: Winter Intensive9:00uhr - 16:00uhr
Universe 9, Hergiswil, Switzerland
Led by Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga, this will be a unique training opportunity, a chance to train, develop and articulate your abilities, awareness and possibilities as a human, mover or performer. Participants are invited to make significant and lasting improvements to mobility, perception and compositional awareness.
Participants will train 5 days a week (Saturday and Sunday off), 5 hours per day from December 9 to March 3 (with 2 holiday breaks) in a studio at the base of Mt. Pilatus, at Lake Luzern in Switzerland.
We hone internal sensibilities and physical expression. We work with physical/psychological risk and embodied images to redraw and refine the body map. This training requires a strong commitment of body/mind and time.