the unexpected body / word & action: Action Theater™ Improvisation Workshop10am - 4pm
University of Colorado at Boulder
With Shinichi Iova-Koga, Cassie Tunick & Niki Tulk
A poetic, playful and wild concoction of physical improvisation and creative writing. Both on the floor and on the page, we will build an expressive vocabulary of movement, sound and language through artful, spontaneous composition. We invite you to play with curiosity and rigor in an encouraging atmosphere!
Within Stillness: Action Theater™ Improvisation Workshop10:30am - 4pm
Western Sky Studio, Berkeley, California
In this workshop taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga, we cultivate a grain of stillness within our minds as the improvisation gallops around in capricious directions. That stillness is a tiny weight holding the action in a state of tension, tethered, yet ready to be liberated.
We start softly tuning up the body, using Noguchi Taiso (Water Body Training) and Martial Arts practice as the foundation. Then we enter into the improvisation, the composition, the rapport between bodies, time and space.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT if registered by June 15
Becoming: Dance on Land9am - 5pm
Mattole Valley, California
Imagination changes the quality of what you do and opens a field of unexpected actions. At the same time, noticing what IS leads to inexhaustible possibilities. Trust your body. Connect to the expansive space that is your personal/universal environment at Dance on Land, located on the Lost Coast of California. 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, Yang Shen Gong and Qigong exercises.
Learn more about our 12th annual Dance on Land.