The Storm in My House
Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 8:00 PM
Saturday May 23, 3:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater
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Production CreditsDirector: Shinichi Iova-Koga
Musician: Suki O'Kane
Musician: Kamerin McDonald
Other: Allen Willner
Funded in part by: This performance supported by funding from CASH, Sam Mazza Foundation and California Arts Council.
The Storm in My House
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.inkBoat
inkBoat is a physical theatre and dance company founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998. With members based in San Francisco, Luzern, Paris and Berlin, the company performs throughout North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan in theaters and site-specific locations. Repertory and research integrate the interplay of multiple artistic disciplines and viewpoints, both experimental and traditional, resulting in compelling, body-based performance compositions. Themes and subjects arise from meticulous examination of everyday life, with primary content arising from the body. inkBoat has been recognized numerous times by the Isadora Duncan Awards Committee, receiving 12 nominations and 5 Izzie awards.Biographies
Shinichi Iova-Koga (Director and Dancer)
Shinichi is 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. He has co-directed works with Anna Halprin, Ko Murobushi and others. Shinichi is the editor of the book “95 Rituals,” a tribute to Anna Halprin and contributor to “The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance.” Shinichi has been teaching body mechanics and composition in workshops and Universities since 1994, teaching dance composition and technique full time at Mills College (MFA program) from 2009-2017, UC Davis (MFA program) and has taught workshops or lectured at UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, SF State University, Stanford University and others.
Suki O'Kane (Composer and Musician)
Suki O’Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres. She has composed for Theatre of Yugen and inkBoat, performs in the ensembles of Dan Plonsey, and is a member of Thingamajigs Performance Group with Edward Schocker and Dylan Bolles. Suki has performed live and recorded with She Mob and its side projects: the mad folk duo Junior Showmanship and its alter-ego speed metal Winner’s Bitch.
Kamerin McDonald (Composer and Musician)
Kamerin is an Oakland-based genderqueer singer songwriter who isn't afraid to show their vulnerability on stage as they explore places of of loneliness, nostalgia and heartbreak. Their dreamy, introspective, stylings combine a hauntingly pure, virtuosic vocal sound with synthesizer loops, and tasteful beats to send you melting backward into some childhood nostalgia you didn’t know you had. A graduate of the Mills Masters Composition program ('14), they frequently collaborate with video and dance artists to provide both live and through-composed scores. They've had the honor of performing with Kronos Quartet, inkBoat Physical Theater and Dance Company, Degenerate Ensemble, William Winant Percussion Ensemble, Wax Poets Collective, and others.
Allen Willner (Lighting Designer)
Allen Willner is an award winning lighting designer for theater, dance, opera & musical productions. Awards and nominations Isadora Duncan Dance Award for the lighting design of inkBoat’s Line Between 2011 and Heaven’s Radio 2004 Isadora Duncan Dance Award Nominations for Visual Designs of Erika Chong Shuch’s 51802, inkBoat’s Cockroach and Deborah Slater's Private Life 2013 TBA Award Lighting Design Nomination for Theater of Yugen's This Lingering Life 2012 Broadway World Lighting and Set Design Nomination for Symmetry Theater’s Patience Worth 2010 Bay Area Critics Circle Lighting Design Nomination for Shotgun Players God’s Ear Lighting Artists in Dance Award for inkBoat’s Line Between, Erika Chong Shuch’s Sitting in a Circle and Laura Arrington & Jesse Hewitt’s Adult
Frank Lee (Props and Set)
Frank has worked with Shinichi as a stage designer since 1988, including “Cockroach,” “Onion,” “The Duchess” (the film version of “Cockroach), “c(H)ord,” “Line Between” and “Crazy Cloud.”