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  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019

    Profi Training in January w/ Shinichi

    Jeweils Montag 10.00 h - 11.15 h

    Universe 9, Bewegungsraum, Obermattweg 9, 6052 Hergiswil

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-

    In January, the training will focus on Noguchi Taiso, with elements from Body Weather Training.

    Kontakt: info(at)inkboat.com

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019

    Profi Training in February

    Jeweils Dienstag, 10.00 h - 11.15 h

    tanzerei, Geissensteinring 10 in Luzern

    Shinichi teachingMotion through space, drawing on a number of modalities, including Noguchi Taiso, Qi Gong and Japanese Avant-Garde and Traditional performing arts. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga.

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-, ist direkt vor Ort an Lehrperson zu bezahlen
    Die tanzerei wird kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt.
    Anmeldung: mindestens 24 Std. vorher an: 076 571 84 67 oder [email protected]

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019
    Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019

    Weekly Class: Yang Sheng Gong

    Jeweils Mittwoch, 10.00 h-11.00 h

    Universe 9, Obermattweg 9, Hergiswil 6052, Switzerland
    Enter cafe first, ask cafe employee for directions to Bewegungsraum.

    Yang Sheng Gong includes a series of physical exercises designed to soften the body, develop functional flexibility and promote general health by increasing the power of the immune system, strengthening connective tissue, tendons and joints and increasing the flow of qi, blood and subtle fluids. Lung resiliency develops through a variety of breathing techniques. 

    Taught by Shinichi

    More information on Yang Sheng Gong and other teachings HERE.

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-, ist direkt vor Ort an Lehrperson zu bezahlen

    Anmeldung: mindestens 24 Std. vorher an: [email protected]

  • Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    Sound, Motion and the Unknown

    20.00 h

    Chäslager Stans Kulturhaus
    Alter Postplatz

    Postfach 253
    6371 Stans

    Improvisation with Suki O'Kane and Shinichi Iova-KogaDana and Shinichi Iova-Koga (dance) and Suki O’Kane (music) will be performing short elements from an upcoming work entitled “The Storm in My House.”  As well, Shinichi and Dana will be performing for the first time with Fabien Sevilla (music), working within improvisational structures.  Sarah Bowman and Shinichi will also be performing an improvisational set.  More information HERE.

     

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019

    Weekly Class: Basic Movement for Dance

    Jeweils Montag, 10.00 h-11.00 h

    Universe 9, Obermattweg 9, Hergiswil 6052, Switzerland
    Enter cafe first, ask cafe employee for directions to Bewegungsraum.

     

    Basic movements through space from elements of Noguchi Taiso, Qi Gong and Japanese Avant-Garde and traditional trainings.

    Taught by Shinichi

    More information on these and other teachings HERE.

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-, ist direkt vor Ort an Lehrperson zu bezahlen

    Anmeldung: mindestens 24 Std. vorher an: [email protected]

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019
    Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019

    Weekly Class: Profi Trainierung im März

    Jeweils Dienstag, 10.00 h - 11.15 h

    tanzerei, Geissensteinring 10 in Luzern

    Shinichi teachingMotion through space, drawing on a number of modalities, including Noguchi Taiso, Qi Gong and Japanese Avant-Garde and Traditional performing arts.

    Taught by Shinichi

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-, ist direkt vor Ort an Lehrperson zu bezahlen
    Die tanzerei wird kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt.
    Anmeldung: mindestens 24 Std. vorher an: 076 571 84 67 oder [email protected]

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Performance: Second Storm

    5:00pm

    Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco

    Second Storm is a work in development towards the creation of The Storm in My House, a multi-disciplinary (dance, music and installation) performance.

    Along with members of Rova Saxophone Quartet, Second Storm is collaboratively created and performed by inkBoat, directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga. The theme is home: its absence, its presence, and the feeling of home as physical space, identity or culture.

    Second Storm features Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Dana Iova-Koga, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige, Kamerin McDonald, Suki O'Kane and Amy Rathbone.

    Second Storm is Co-Presented with swissnex San Franciso as PART OF TO BE FREE: COUNTERPULSE FESTIVAL 2019

    MORE INFORMATION and TICKETS

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Performance: Improvisation

    15:00

    Bewegungsraum, Universe 9, Hergiswil

    Shinichi and guests performing improvisation.

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    Workshop: Balance, Wave, Spiral and Soften

    Varies by Day

    Western Sky Studio | 2525 8th Street, #13A | Berkeley, CA 94710

    Friday, April 19, 4pm-8pm: Balance (on and off its edge)
    Saturday, April 20, 10am-1pm: Wave (slow becomes smooth, smooth becomes fast)
    Saturday, April 20, 2pm-5pm: Spiral (multiple connections within form)
    Sunday, April 21, 1pm-6pm: Soften (the dynamics of release)

    Each of the four sessions focuses on a particular quality of motion. We will explore the structural and energetic components of these qualities in detail. Improvisational scores will stem from the physical research.

    Taught by Shinichi

    REGISTER HERE

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Performance: What Crisis?

    20:00

    Western Sky Studio | 2525 8th Street, #13A | Berkeley, CA 94710

    An evening of improvisation. We encounter the unknown, sometime with headlong abandon, sometimes like dissolving into the air. Movement Artist Shinichi Iova-Koga with Musicians Kamerin McDonald, Nils Frykdahl and Max Baloian.

    To see examples of improvisation with Shinichi: https://vimeo.com/channels/improvisation

    Tickets: $15 at the door

    Photo by Pak Han

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019

    Performance: Third Storm

    20:00

    Neubad, Luzern

    Das Tanzfest Luzern.  Dana and Shinichi perform a short work on a program with Luzern dance companies.

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Workshop: Two Minds in Action

    13:15-15:45
    Ufer Studios, Studio 1
    Uferstr. 8/23, Badstr. 41a
    13357 Berlin

    Each step, sound, word or action we generate extends an invitation to those around us, prompting a series of responses and interactions which become the flesh and bones of a new organism. Provided that we remain aware of this relationship, it lives.

    Taught by Shinichi at NOW! Festival

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Performance: Fall, Splat, Rejoice in Living

    20:30
    Ufer Studios, Studio 1
    Uferstr. 8/23, Badstr. 41a
    13357 Berlin

    As a child, high places terrified me. It’s natural as it could mean death to fall. The body flinches and tightens.  Lately, I’ve been practicing giving in to gravity, to release that contraction born from fear. And then I start sensing the depth of fear, the levels of fear. And then I fall again.

    Performed by Shinichi at NOW! Festival

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019
    Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Profi Training in May

    14 + 21 Mai, Dienstag, 10.00 h - 11.15 h

    tanzerei, Geissensteinring 10 in Luzern

    Shinichi teachingMotion through space, drawing on a number of modalities, including Noguchi Taiso, Qi Gong and Japanese Avant-Garde and Traditional performing arts. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga.

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-, ist direkt vor Ort an Lehrperson zu bezahlen
    Die tanzerei wird kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt.
    Anmeldung: mindestens 24 Std. vorher an: 076 571 84 67 oder [email protected]

  • Wed
    22
    May
    2019

    Yang Sheng Gong

    Mittwoch, 10.00 h-11.00 h

    Universe 9, Obermattweg 9, Hergiswil 6052, Switzerland
    Enter cafe first, ask cafe employee for directions to Bewegungsraum.

    Yang Sheng Gong includes a series of physical exercises designed to soften the body, develop functional flexibility and promote general health by increasing the power of the immune system, strengthening connective tissue, tendons and joints and increasing the flow of qi, blood and subtle fluids. Lung resiliency develops through a variety of breathing techniques. 

    Taught by Shinichi

    More information on Yang Sheng Gong and other teachings HERE.

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-, ist direkt vor Ort an Lehrperson zu bezahlen

    Anmeldung: mindestens 24 Std. vorher an: [email protected]

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019

    Performance: Die Schwarze Spinne

    20:45

    Schwingplatz Allweg in Ennetmoos (NW) statt, Switzerland

     

    «Die schwarze Spinne», wie sie auf dem Allweg gespielt wird, holt die klassische Novelle von Jeremias Gotthelf aus dem Jahr 1842 in die Gegenwart und damit in unsere heutige Welt der globalisierten Landwirtschaft und der swissifizierten Volkskultur.

    Die Geschichte «Die schwarze Spinne» ist schweizerisches Kulturgut. In der laufenden Theater-Inszenierung in Ennetmoos steckt aber auch eine gehörige Portion asiatischer Philosophie. Der Bewegungskünstler Shinichi Iova-Koga sorgte für die Choreografie.

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Improvisation Training

    10:00

    Tanzerei

    Geissensteinring 10, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland

    taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga
    Improvisation TrainingEach step, sound, word or action we generate extends an invitation to those around us. We play with timing and space while connecting to our internal feeling states. We learn to say “yes” to the unknown, allowing the situation to develop its own logic, personality and energy. Training based on Action Theater, an embodied improvisation practice pioneered by Ruth Zaporah.

  • Mon
    27
    May
    2019

    Weekly Class: Basic Movement for Dance

    Montag, 10.00 h-11.00 h

    Universe 9, Obermattweg 9, Hergiswil 6052, Switzerland
    Enter cafe first, ask cafe employee for directions to Bewegungsraum.

     

    Basic movements through space from elements of Noguchi Taiso, Qi Gong and Japanese Avant-Garde and traditional trainings.

    Taught by Shinichi

    More information on these and other teachings HERE.

    Kosten: Fr. 15.-, ist direkt vor Ort an Lehrperson zu bezahlen

    Anmeldung: mindestens 24 Std. vorher an: [email protected]

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019

    The Con/textured Body, workshop with Dana

    1:00-4:00pm

    Asheville, North Carolina

    BeBe Studios, 20 Commerce Street

     

    Contexture- “the act, process, or manner of weaving parts into a whole” Miriam Webster

    Also an invented assemblage of Con- Latin prefix for “with or thoroughly” plus texture- “the feel, or consistency of a surface or a substance”

    Dana is delighted to be offering this 3 hour class in the same studio in Asheville, North Carolina where she danced as a child.

    Until relatively recently, human movement has evolved within the context of survival and a necessary, deep relationship to the environment. For most of us alive in First World modernity, this original context of movement has disappeared and with it has gone the diversity of environmental textures with which we once regularly engaged. For example, as a culture we seldom consciously relate to the ground, and simultaneously the ground we do most often move upon is flat, paved and even. In this class we will be exploring ways to “contexture” the body. We will be experimenting with ways the body can be unified through relationship to environment, we will explore connection to the ground/earth and we will play with ways to reseed the body with a multiplicity of textures. The movement explorations will be fundamental in nature, meaning that they can be applied to many different contexts- Everyday Life as well as various physical practices and disciplines, including but not limited to Butoh Dance. The primary resources Dana will be drawing from are Body Weather, Qigong and Movement Ecology. To find out more about her body of research and physical practices, entitled Elemental Vessel, go here

    Hosted by the Asheville Butoh Collective

    To register contact Julie Becton Gillum: [email protected]

    Photo by Gabriel Jimenez
  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019
    Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    The Plurifluent Body, Workshop with Dana

    Friday June 14, 6:00-9:00 & Saturday June 15, 10:00-6:00

    Portland Oregon

     

    Basic Movement for Dance

    This workshop asks how we can explore the body landscape through multiple approaches- through form, through felt inner sensation and through work with images.

    Playing both indoors and out, we will research a diversity of movements and examine how doing so can contribute to creative dance making as well as health and mobility in the quotidian realm.

    Go here for more about Dana and the Elemental Vessel work. For more information or to register please write to Mizu Desierto: [email protected]

     

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Outside, In- Worskhop with Dana and Macarena Ortuzar

    10:00-6:00

    Oxford, UK

    Wytham Woods

    Outside, In is a one-day workshop in Oxford, UK that offers a diversity of movement explorations, aimed at attuning the body to itself as well as to the environment of the ancient Wytham Woods. This workshop is open to people of any experience/age/fitness level. The only requirements for participation are curiosity, an agreement to be respectful of the Woods, and the willingness to get down onto the ground and hence a bit dirty.To register or if you have any questions, please contact Macarena at: [email protected]

    Go here for more information about Macarena and her work.
    Go here for more about Dana's Elemental Vessel work.

  • Sun
    18
    Aug
    2019

    Work in Progress: The Ones We Fell Among

    14:00 - 15:00

    Universe 9, Bewegungsraum

    Obermattweg 9
    6052 Hergiswil

     

    From the 10-17th of August, Visiting Artist Ann Carlson has been working with Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga of inkBoat to create a new dance theater piece, which will premiere in San Francisco in October, 2020. At this informal Work in Progress Showing at Universe 9 you can get a peek into their process and see some of the work that has been made during this week. 
  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019

    Workshop: Land Inside

    10am - 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.

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019

    Wanderer Imitates a Cloud

    21:15

    Südpol, Kriens, Switzerland

    Wanderer Imitates a Cloud setzt sich tänzerisch und performativ mit den Gemälden des norwegischen Malers Odd Nerdrum auseinander. Das Projekt wurde von Shinichi Iova-Koga (Luzern) entwickelt und wird im Südpol mit den Gästen wie Sherwood Chen (US, FR), I-Fen Lin (Luzern) und weiteren aufgeführt. Musikalisch begleitet wird das Tanzstück von Originalmusik, welche von Joan Jeanrenaud und Dohee Lee komponiert wurde.

    In a continuation of the ODD project, “Wanderer Imitates a Cloud” is a 40-minute showing of a new work in development that continues to explore the world of paintings created by Odd Nerdrum, created and performed by Shinichi Iova-Koga with Sherwood Chen, I-Fen Lin and special guests. Original music by Joan Jeanrenaud and Dohee Lee.

    MEHR

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019

    Workshop: Protean Progressions x Stillness in Dynamic

    10:00 - 13:00

    Südpol, Kriens, Switzerland

    Sherwood Chen and Shinichi Iova-KogainkBoat Workshops vermitteln ein Bewusstsein für den Zusammenhang innerer Sensibilität und körperlichem Ausdruck. Wir erarbeiten Bilder unseres Körpers, um zu erkennen, wie wir auf körperlicher und seelischer Ebene funktionieren. Dieses Wissen nutzen wir, um unseren sichtbaren Ausdruck zu schärfen. Dabei greifen die Leiter*innen auf Techniken wie Body Weather Training, Action Theater, Noguchi Taiso, Qi Gong, Yang Sheng Gong und verschiedene japanische experimentelle und traditionelle Praktiken zurück. Beide Workshops werden von Mitgliedern der Gruppe InkBoat geleitet.

    MEHR

     

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019

    Fourth Storm

    15:00

    Claridenstrasse Nr. 3, OG 4 rechts, Luzern

    In "Fourth Storm" werden wir, die Tänzer der Tanz- / Theatergruppe inkBoat unsere Erkundungen rund um das Thema Home vertiefen. In diesem Fall spielen wir in einer leeren Wohnung, die bald abgerissen wird, mit den Themen Zeitlichkeit, Vergänglichkeit und Verlust. "Fourth Storm" ist Teil der Entwicklung eines größeren Tanz- / Theaterstücks mit dem Titel "The Storm in my House", das im Mai 2020 in San Francisco uraufgeführt wird.

    MEHR

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    Workshop: Butoh Body Laboratory

    10:00 AM

    Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery (2365 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley)

    Shinichi Iova-Koga, inkBoat, 95 Rituals, SF Chronicle Review, photo by Carlos Avila GonzalesButoh Body Laboratory. Movement workshop for all ages and abilities led by Shinichi Iova-Koga. Participants will explore elements of butoh, a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques, and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Supporting the Sankai Juku performance "Meguri."

    SOLD OUT!!!

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019

    a second Butoh Body Laboratory workshop

    4pm

    Zellerbach Hall Room 170

    UC Berkeley

    Shinichi Iova-Koga, inkBoat, 95 Rituals, SF Chronicle Review, photo by Carlos Avila GonzalesADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

    Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 4pm

    (please note that the 10am workshop on the same date is sold out)

    Butoh Body Laboratory. Movement workshop for all ages and abilities led by Shinichi Iova-Koga. Participants will explore elements of butoh, a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques, and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Supporting the Sankai Juku performance "Meguri."

    RSVP requested... scroll down to the "register" button under the 4pm workshop time.

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Workshop: Dance on Land

    10am - 5pm

    Albany Bulb, San Francisco Bay Area, California

    Dance on Land

    Immerse yourself in the environment of the Albany Bulb, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this intensive workshop, led by Shinichi Iova-Koga, develop your sensorial mind and creative responsiveness through rigorous physical and improvisational training rooted in Noguchi Taiso, 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.

    REGISTER HERE

     

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Albany Storm

    1pm - 5pm

    Albany Bulb, Albany, California

    Re-Entering the Body’s Natural Wilderness

    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.

    Gathering times at 1pm and 3pm.  Otherwise, walk, look and see.

    With Suki O’Kane, Kamerin McDonald, Shinichi Iova-Koga and workshop participants.

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019

    Fifth Storm

    8:00pm

    CounterPulse, SF

    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.

    RSVP HERE for your free ticket.

    MORE information.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019

    Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance Symposium

    8pm

    ALCHEMICAL STUDIOS

    104 West 14th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves) New York, NY 10011

    Wanderer Imitates a CloudShinichi performing excerpt from “Wanderer Imitates a Cloud” in an evening of lo-tech short performance works by symposium participants, who share a glimpse into their varied artistic perspectives. Performances by Megan Nicely & Jacquelyn Marie Shannon; jackï job & Michael Sakamoto; Tanya Calamoneri & Rosemary Candelario; Katherine Adamenko & Miki Seifert, Zack Fuller, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Ximena Garnica and the LEIMAY Ensemble, Tania Galindo, Maureen Momo Freehill, and Darinka Pillari.