Zürich Workshop

By August 17, 2018 PRACTICE 2 Comments

Freitag, 31. August 19.00 – 21.00 Uhr
Samstag, 1. September 10.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Sonntag, 2. September 10.00 – 17.00 Uhr

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.
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.
Much of our work will reference Action Theater, an embodied improvisation practice pioneered by Ruth Zaporah. In her words, this practice “incorporates the disciplined exploration of embodied exercises that lead to increased skills of strong, clear, spontaneous, and artful communication. Action Theater addresses and expands the vocabularies of expression including: movement, vocalization, and speech.”
Participants are asked to commit to the moment and the myriad pathways that arise from that commitment. We will move, sound and speak in duets, solos and groups. Wear loose clothing and be prepared to shed your planning mind.


Dance Light Studios
Gladbachstrasse 119,
8044 Zürich

Kurskosten: Fr. 250.- IBAN CH53 0483 5211 8747 9000 1/ BIC CRESCHZZ80A
bitte bis 31.Juli einzahlen

Teilnehmerlimit: 14
Kurssprache: Englisch

Ruth Willi-Guidon
079 744 06 42
[email protected]


  • Dear Ruth Willi-Guidon,
    I am wondering if it would be possible to attend the Zurich Workshop with Shinichi Iova-Koga only on 1st & 2nd September.
    I am unfortunately not available on the 31. Aug. I have been a professional movement actor for many years, and am familiar with many forms.
    I only mention this as it should be easy for me to pop in on day 2.
    Please let me know if that is an option and what would it cost.
    Love and Light

    • Shinichi says:

      Dear Hilarie,
      Ah, this post is from a couple years ago. However, we may teach soon in Luzern area. I’ll write you an email.

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