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  • Thu
    14
    Jan
    2016
    Sun
    17
    Jan
    2016

    Scott Wells, Amy Seiwert, Shinichi Iova-Koga

    8:00pm (7:00pm on Sunday)

    ODC Commons, Studio B, 351 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110


     

    Shinichi Iova-Koga, Amy Seiwert and Scott Wells, appearing onstage with Sarah Cecilia Griffin, Dana Iova-Koga, Scott Marlowe, Miriam Wolodarski, Virginia Broyles and Shira Yaziv.  Performers meet and live in the world that exists between Ballet, Contact improvisation and Japanese Theater. Lighting design by Allen Wilner

    Thursday, January 14-17.  8pm shows (Sunday at 7pm).

    TICKETS HERE

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016

    Improvisation: Christian Burns and Shinichi Iova-Koga

    8pm

    San Francisco Conservatory of Dance

    Shinichi and Christian, for the first time, step into the unknown together, live, on stage.  1 hour.

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2016

    Slow Dialogues

    1pm

    Yerba Buena Gardens (ending in Yerba Buena Grand Lobby)

    A performance event with Slow Research Lab from the Netherlands.  Shinichi and others performing.

  • Fri
    13
    May
    2016
    Sat
    14
    May
    2016

    Bach Suites

    7pm

    San Francisco Community Music Center

    Bach Suites

    Shinichi performs Bach solo with Suite #3 performed by Suki O'Kane

    Series of solos to Bach Suites 1-6 by Amy Lewis, Sonsheree Giles, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Janet Collard, Peiling Kao and Christy Funch.  Shinichi will be accompanied by Suki O'Kane.

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016

    White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

    8pm

    Fort Mason Center Chapel
    1100 Bay Street
    San Francisco, CA 94123

    White Rabbit, Red RabbitJoin us Saturday for Shinichi’s encounter with the unknown in WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT. This play, called “theater/entertainment meets social experiment,” was written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. It is a solo piece designed to be played only once by any given performer. 

    TICKETS HERE

    Mr. Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied his request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him.

    Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play. Soleimanpour turns his isolation to his own advantage with the play (written in English) which requires no director, no set, and a different actor for every performance.

    Per Mr. Soleimanpour’s instruction, the script of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit will be opened in front of the audience and performed unrehearsed by a different actor each night.

    This night, it's Shinichi.  Produced by San Francisco International Arts Festival.

     

     

  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016
    Fri
    24
    Jun
    2016

    Dance on Land, 2016

    Dawn to Dusk

    “Lost Coast” of California

    Steps in the River- an exploration of improvisation within form

    Join us June 17-24, 2016 for our 10th annual Dance on Land on the “Lost Coast” of California. In this intensive workshop we immerse ourselves in the forests, river, ocean, field and the dance studio in the barn. We hone and develop our physical sensitivities and creative responsiveness through rigorous improvisational training rooted in Action Theater, Body Weather Exercises, Qigong Exercises and Noguchi Taiso.

    Dance on Land

    The Dance on Land participants of 2014

    The work will be both physically invigorating and delicate, allowing our bodies/minds to stretch in many directions at once. Communal meals in the outdoor kitchen, time around the fire, and periods for quiet reflection and small group outings will provide opportunity for rest and rejuvenation.

    For more information, please contact Dana at [email protected]

    To watch short films about Dance on Land (documented 2009, 2013, 2014) and read testimonials, please visit: http://www.inkboat.com/practice/

  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2016
    Sat
    30
    Jul
    2016

    Double Exposure

    8pm

    ODC Theater
    3153 17th St.
    San Francisco, CA

    Double Exposure is a new evening-length work in development for 2016. Performed in its entirety by RAWdance’s co-Artistic Directors Smith and Rein, it will comprise 12 duets created by some of the most intriguing and esteemed choreographers making work along the West Coast today.  Choreographers include Joe Goode (SF), Ann Carlson (LA), Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga (SF), KT Nelson (SF), David Roussève (LA), Kate Wallich (Seattle), casebolt and smith (LA), Amy Seiwert (SF), Amy O'Neal (Seattle), and Tahni Holt (Portland).

  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016

    Opening reception and performance for "The 96th Ritual (for Anna Halprin)" at the Mills College Art Museum

    6-8 pm

    Mills College Art Musuem, Located on the Mills College Campus (5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94613)

    This museum show documents the performance project 95 Rituals, which was directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, performed by dance company inkBoat, and presented by Dancers’ Group in 2015. Featuring photos by Pak Han, installations by Dan Gottwald, Frank Lee and Yoshi Asai, sounds by Joshua Kohl and Suki O’Kane and video by Kirk Schroeder, Lise Swenson, Eric Koziol, Laura Lukitsch and edited by Shinichi.

    7pm performance of “Drowning Man” by Shinichi and Edward Schocker.

     

  • Fri
    16
    Sep
    2016
    Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016

    Edward Schocker and Shinichi Iova-Koga

    8pm

    NOHspace, San Francisco

    Shinichi and Edward.  Glass and body.  Danger and delicacy.

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016

    Continuum

    6:39am - 9:17pm

    Western Bunker167 O'Hara Court @ Railroad Ave Mare Island
    Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
    Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592

     

    14224933_10154542373973658_7685406441232619510_nA durational performance (approx. 15 hours in length), which includes large-scale multimedia works based on 1000 poems written by Stephen Ratcliffe. The poems will be performed by the Thingamajigs Performance Group, along with artists Rae Diamond (Long Tone Choir) and Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat) and other guest artists. The performance is set in a military bunker in the beautiful setting of Mare Island National Preserve, so bring a picnic or BBQ and make a day of it! It’s the kick-off event to the 19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016

    Mari Osanai Teaches Noguchi Taiso

    6-8:30 pm weeknights, 2-7pm weekend

    Studio 1 in the Haas Pavilion at Mills College in Oakland, CA (Located at 5000 MacArthur Blvd, 94613)

    Mari Osanai teaches Noguchi Taiso at Mills CollegeMari Osanai’s workshop focuses on Noguchi Taiso (gymnastics) combined with the influences of her early training in Tai Chi, western dance methods, traditional folk dance in Aomori, Japan (her birthplace), and the connection between one’s thoughts and sensation of weight.  

  • Wed
    12
    Oct
    2016

    "Water on the Sun" to celebrate the 96th Ritual

    7pm

    Mills College Art Museum on the Mills College Campus
    5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94613

    Dana Iova-Koga, inkBoatA handful of the creative talents behind the creation of 95 Rituals come together to continue experimentation in new constellations. Programmed by Shinichi Iova-Koga. Featuring Chris Brown (musician), Mari Osanai (dancer and Noguchi Taiso teacher), Dana Iova-Koga (dancer), Suki O'Kane (musician), Steve Adams (musician), Tim Kim (musician) and Dan Gottwald and the Analogous Ensemble.

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016

    "Breath" a Full Moon performance at the Berkeley Art Museum

    7-9pm

    Berkeley Art Museum
    2625 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA

    aoi_yamaguchi_profile“Breath” a Full Moon performance at the Berkeley Art Museum, curated by Shinichi. Featuring shakuhachi master Masayuki Koga, dance by Dana, duo music by Oakland-based Ghost Lore and live calligraphy painting by Aoi Yamaguchi and assistants.

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016

    Shinichi speaks

    7pm

    Danforth Lecture Hall, Mills College
    5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94613

    Shinichi speaksShinichi Iova-Koga will be speaking tonight at 7pm about the influence of Japanese avant-garde and traditional practices on a post-modern context and how that influenced the work 95 Rituals. There will be video snippets, photographs and singing.

  • Wed
    02
    Nov
    2016

    Jimi Nakgawa and Shinichi improvise with the dead at Mills Art Museum

    7pm

    Mills College Art Museum
    5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94613

     

    jimi-shinichi-3246Taiko drummer Jimi Nakagawa and dancer Shinichi Iova-Koga will perform a duet improvisation for the dead on this day of the dead.  Doors open at 6pm for viewing the exhibit "The 96th Ritual (for Anna Halprin)"

     

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016

    "Stay" a Full Moon Performance at the Berkeley Art Museum

    7-9pm

    Berkeley Art Museum
    2625 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA

    David WeiCurated by Shinichi, the evening will be a celebration of stillness and space, featuring installation artist Amy Rathbone, along with Daoist martial artist David Wei and others.

  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016

    Master Class with Shinichi

    1-3pm

    UC Berkeley
    Bancroft Dance Studio (corner of Bancroft and Dana St.)

    FORM NO FORM WITH SHINICHI IOVA-KOGA at UC Berkelely

    FORM NO FORM WITH SHINICHI IOVA-KOGA at UC Berkelely

    Through the repetition of form, we train our bodies to achieve balance, internal and external connectivity and precision. Is your end goal a picture, a form? Does the unknown have a place in your dance/work?

    Part of the Public Movement Workshop Series.
    No dance training required to participate.

  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016

    "Adapt" a Full Moon performance at the Berkeley Art Museum

    7-9pm

    Berkeley Art Museum
    2625 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA

    “Adapt”a Full Moon performance at the Berkeley Art Museum, curated by Shinichi. Featuring performance artist Dohee Lee, taiko drummer Jimmi Nakagawa and dancer Bibene Chanel Byb.