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
Shall I Fall Again? (POSTPONED due to COVID-19)20:00 Uhr
Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich
How many times can someone hit the bottom? Solo performance by Shinichi Iova-Koga.
POSTPONED due to COVID-19. New date to be posted.
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)