11:00am - 1:00pm PDT March 19
Shinichi Iova-Koga
Exploration of Forms is a public workshop series that centers embodiment, transformation, and creativity. All workshops are free for students. Guests are encouraged to make a donation of $5–20 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
About this Workshop:
Never fixed in culture or time, Butoh remains a personal investigation. We strengthen trust in our bodies by developing energy-efficient motion and connectivity. Our clarity and stability prepare us to enter the chaotic stream of the subconscious. We can become wild. We can let go. We can enter an unknown world more readily when we trust our own being. Though Butoh originates in Japan, your dance springs from your culture, your background. A deeper understanding of yourself sets the stage for transformation. Becoming air, ocean, cloud, mountain… arises from the conditions that have fed you. We integrate improvisational training, imagistic prompts and physical precision to dance through our debris and clear skies. Our dance belongs to mystery.
About the Teacher:
Shinichi Iova-Koga serves as the Artistic Director of the physical theater and dance company inkBoat, founded by Shinichi in 1998. He has toured in North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan, often collaborating with local artists in museums, theaters, studios and site-specific locations.
If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event. Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)