Workshop: Winter Intensive9:00uhr - 16:00uhr
Universe 9, Hergiswil, Switzerland
Led by Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga, this will be a unique training opportunity, a chance to train, develop and articulate your abilities, awareness and possibilities as a human, mover or performer. Participants are invited to make significant and lasting improvements to mobility, perception and compositional awareness.
Participants will train 5 days a week (Saturday and Sunday off), 5 hours per day from December 9 to February 5 in a studio at the base of Mt. Pilatus, at Lake Luzern in Switzerland.
We hone internal sensibilities and physical expression. We work with physical/psychological risk and embodied images to redraw and refine the body map. This training requires a strong commitment of body/mind and time.
Movement Masterclass: Stillness and Dynamic13:00 - 17:00
Dance on Land: Barcelona (POSTPONED due to COVID-19)9:00 - 17:00
NATURES Festival, Barcelona
For all bodies who wish to create artful play between raw, earthy elements to personal expression and development
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. 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, Dao Yin, Aikido and Qigong exercises. Immerse yourself in diverse environments to study both the patterns inherent in these environments as well as the responses your body. Then return to the dance studio to analyze and digest the experiences of the body in the wild.
POSTPONED due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates.
The Storm in My House (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)Friday May 22, 8:00 PM Saturday May 23, 3:00 PM
San Francisco International Arts Festival, Cowell Theater
The Storm in My House excavates the perceived lines between peoples, lands and values. We cannot know the outcome. We question and embody what can be done to survive, live in a home, be kind, play and embrace the changes that will come. We also ask for grace as we face the storm. Inside the performance you will find the song maker, the twisted dancer, the listener and the interplay of darkness and the light that defines it. There is despair. There is hope. Performed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, Kamerin McDonald and Suki O’Kane. Lighting by Allen Willner. Sets and Props by Frank Lee.
CANCELLED due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for a video version of the performance.
Action Theater with Shinichi (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)10:00 - 16:00
Western Sky Studio, Berkeley, CA
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. To craft this life, 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.
CANCELLED due to COVID-19.
Stillness and Dynamic (CANCELLED due to COVID-19)2:30pm - 4:00pm
Lines Ballet, 26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA
This 90 minute workshop combines internal sensibilities with physical expression. Participants reconstruct and refine the ways the body sequences movement, referencing various practices of Japanese experimental and traditional performing arts.
(CANCELLED due to COVID-19)
My Body, the Storm (PENDING)1pm
Choreofest, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
Are we subject to the forces that surround us? One body, in the storm.
Dance on Land: California (PENDING)9:00 - 17:00
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.
Dao Yin Training10:00 - 12:00 & 15:15 - 17:15
Dao Yin exercises work by opening and stretching the channels of the body so that they are enabled to cleanse themselves and develop a more resilient and healthy body. Participants will learn various Dao Yin exercises promoting awareness of energetic channels within the body and the opening of joints and tissues.
Butoh – Deconstruct the Darkness10:00 - 12:30
Never fixed in culture or time, Butoh remains a personal investigation. Examine bodily actions through the filters of image (i.e.: your feet have melted), condition (i.e.: become rigid then soften) and ethos (i.e.: your body is not your own). The training will encourage physical and mental receptivity as well as precise physical engagement. Build a coherent body ready to embrace the chaotic stream of the subconscious.
Seki Method Workshop by Minako Seki10:00
Universe 9, Hergiswil
Through imagination we can connect consciousness with unconsciousness, as well as micro cosmos with macro cosmos. Imagination is our creative impulse and our motor for artistic expression.
During the workshop we use the power of imagination as a main source, to evoke our senses and create natural quality in the physical principles of movement. MORE
Handle with Care20:00
Das rote Haus, EWL Areal, Luzern
A duet by Beatrice Im Obersteg and Dana Iova-Koga with music by Marcus Lauterburg. Produced by DisTanz. A poetic wandering through life’s fragility and unexpected beauty. Photo by Regina De Paolis
Handle with Care20:00
Pfalzkellerforum, Klosterhof, St. Gallen
A duet by Beatrice Im Obersteg and Dana Iova-Koga with music by Marcus Lauterburg. Produced by DisTanz. A poetic wandering through life’s fragility and unexpected beauty. Photo by Regina De Paolis.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?19:30
Südpol, Kriens, Switzerland
Shinichi (choreograph) gemeinsam mit Ursula Hildebrand (Regie), Nina Steinemann (Ausstattung) und Christoph Fellmann (Text).