Through the repetition of form, we train our bodies to achieve particular goals. Is your end goal a picture, a form? Does the unknown have a place in your dance/work? In this workshop, various proposals and exercises are presented that challenge the idea of style and final product, without escaping form. We work rigorously to disrupt our habits, to see ourselves more completely through physical puzzles, deep listening and engaged physical conversations.
DAY/TIME: SUNDAY DEC 14, 11AM-3PM
WEAR: COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, LAYERS, DRESS TO MOVE
BRING: A SNACK AND WATER BOTTLE
LOCATION: KUNST-STOFF ARTS, 1 GROVE ST, SF, above the Burger King, enter on Grove St
TRANSPORTATION: Civic Center BART, parking is metered, FREE on Sundays (read signs) Garages at 360 Grove st and 376 Larkin St. Remove valuables from sight in cars.
Shinichi is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco based performance company inkBoat, founded in 1998. 1960’s Japan Avant-Garde performance experiments form the core of Shinichi’s aesthetic and physical training. Sustained collaborations from 1997 to 2007 in the Berlin and Tokyo “off-scene” have provided opportunities to work with wild people. He currently teaches dance at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Shinichi was named one of the “25 to watch” in 2008 by Dance Magazine and awarded a “Goldie” award by the SF Bay Guardian in 2007. inkBoat has received 4 Isadora Duncan “Izzie” awards: “Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design” in 2013 for “Line Between”; “Outstanding Company Performance” for “c(H)ord” in 2009; “Outstanding Performance” for the 2004 production of “Ame to Ame”; and “Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design” for “Heaven’s Radio” in 2003.
In 2007, he and Dana Iova-Koga founded inkGround, a studio in rural Northern California, to continue the exploration of dance through the land, utilizing the surrounding forests, rivers and ocean-side as new media for the life/dance investigation.