Unusual PresenceFriday: 6-8:30pm. Saturday: 1:30-5:30pm. Sunday: 1-5pm.
Western Sky Studio 2525 8th St, Berkeley, California 94710
A 3-day workshop with Shinichi Iova-Koga for developing your responsive, unexpected and resilient body through the practices of Noguchi Taiso, Qi Gong and Action Theater.
Imagined Space & The Quotidian Body15:45-18:15
NOW! Festival, Berlin
Shinichi teaching improvisation at NOW! Festival
Leaping into the unknown takes courage. To prepare yourself, develop the fascia, soft tissues and flexibility through Yang Sheng Gong and Noguchi Taiso to promote a supple and dynamic expression. Through Action Theater, increase awareness of and playfulness with timing, proximity, history and the feeling states that affect your mechanical responses. Keep your eyes alive and your capacity for humor and darkness available.
You will work with scores and exercises designed to speed up the decision-making process, navigating a balance between “staying with it” and sudden change. Most importantly, trust your body.
You Are An Image: Action Theater™ Improvisation Workshop10am - 5pm
Mime Centrum, Berlin
Sten Rudstrøm and Shinichi Iova-Koga have been collaborating for the last 18 years on inkBoat physical theater and dance productions. Shinichi specializing in the movement/choreography and Sten creating the narrative structures that add language to the images.
In this solo performance workshop, they will be offering their expertise and discoveries on how movement and language intersect, voice compliments the physical image and the body layers mysterious nuances into each spoken word. You'll work with time and duration, how to enter various physical movement states. You'll play with holding feelings connected to your actions and investigate their sustainability in dramatic, exciting ways. You'll get a better understanding of how to play and be inside your playing.
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Sharpening the Water Body: A Butoh Lens10am - 2pm
Prepare a supple and dynamic body through the development of soft tissues and flexibility through Yang Sheng Gong and Noguchi Taiso. Integrate the inside/outside, left/right, head/toe, visceral/refined and image/sensate. Embrace and play within the chaotic stream of the subconscious. Cultivate pattern recognition, the ability to develop what you recognize, and the skill of instant change. Taught by Shinichi as part of SOAK.
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