• Photo: Gabriel Diamond

Storm in Isolation

inkBoat Physical Theater and Dance presents a new work, Storm in Isolation. Changing, breathing, shouting, soothing, feeling the effects of isolation in a COVID world, Storm emerges from enclosure to embrace, to join and communicate. Desperation grows kindness. Directed, edited, and photographed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, performed by Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga, with music by Suki O’Kane and Kamerin McDonald. Additional camera by Zoë Darling.

A recorded performance of Storm in Isolation created for BAMPFA will be followed by a live interview, during which the performers will take questions from viewers. At the end, Shinichi will lead you in a simple exercise you can join in from home.

inkBoat, the winner of five Isadora Duncan Awards (Izzies), is a physical theater and dance company founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998. With members based in San Francisco, Luzern, Paris, and Berlin, the company performs throughout the world. Repertory and research integrate the interplay of multiple artistic disciplines and viewpoints, both experimental and traditional, resulting in compelling, body-based performance compositions. Funded in part by BAMPFA, SFIAF, CA$H Grants, Sam Mazza Foundation, and California Arts Council Artists in Communities program grant.