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  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018
    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Unusual Presence

    Friday: 6-8:30pm. Saturday: 1:30-5:30pm. Sunday: 1-5pm.

    Western Sky Studio 2525 8th St, Berkeley, California 94710

    3-day workshop with Shinichi Iova-Koga

    3-day workshop with Shinichi Iova-Koga

    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.

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Dance the Expanse

    10am - 5pm

    Universe 9 in Hergiswil, Switzerland

    Dance the Expanse

    Dana and Shinichi teaching a one-day Workshop

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Imagined Space & The Quotidian Body

    15:45-18:15

    NOW! Festival, Berlin

    Imagined Space & The Quotidian Body

    Imagined Space & The Quotidian Body

    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.

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018

    You Are An Image: Action Theater™ Improvisation Workshop

    10am - 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.

    To Register go HERE

     

  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018
    Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Sharpening the Water Body: A Butoh Lens

    10am - 2pm

    CAVE Gallery in New York

    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.

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
    Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018

    the unexpected body / word & action: Action Theater™ Improvisation Workshop

    10am - 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!

    Sunday, July 1 & 
Monday, July 2, 2018
    10 am - 4 pm

    Only 12 total spaces available REGISTER HERE

    Questions?: [email protected]

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Within Stillness: Action Theater™ Improvisation Workshop

    10:30am - 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

  • Sun
    22
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Becoming: Dance on Land

    9am - 5pm

    Mattole Valley, California

    Dance on Land, July 22-28


    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.

  • Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018

    Action Theater and Qi Gong

    7pm

    Dance Light Studios
    Gladbachstrasse 119,
    8044 Zürich

    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 Qi Gong practice as the foundation. Then we enter into the improvisation, the composition, the rapport between bodies, time and space.