Izzie Award (2013) winning "Line Between" was created collaboratively, initially by Shinichi Iova-Koga and Dohee Lee as a theatrical dance duet, which expanded to include Dana Iova-Koga as Director, Amy Rathbone (installation), Allen Willner (lighting), Frank Lee (set pieces) and Alice Wu (costumes) as visual collaborators (all recepients of the Izzie "Outstanding Achievement in VISUAL DESIGN), Suki O'Kane and Jason Ditzian as composer/performers and Peiling Kao as an invisible person.
The theme: intrusion of the dream world into the waking world.
This 5 minute edit from a performance at the Vancouver International Dance Festival 2012
Instigation, Choreography and Performance: Shinichi Iova-Koga and Dohee Lee
Direction: Dana Iova-Koga
Music Composition and Performance: Jason Ditzian and Suki O’Kane
Yukigo: Peiling Kao
Set Design, Installation and Drawings: Amy Rathbone
Lighting and Stage Design: Allen Willner
Stage Design and Construction: Frank Lee
Costume Design: Alice Wu
Mentors: Ralph Lemon, KT Nelson, Ellen Sebastian-Chang
Tango Coach: Jose Navarette
Lighting Operator/Technical Director: Andrew Packard
Set Construction Assistants: Cynthia Brannvall, Dusadee Huntrakul, Marit Brook-Kothlow, Corinna Press, Nobuto Suga, Sean Talley.
Puppets: Miriam Klein Stahl
Photography: Pak Han
Administrative worker bees: Jason Ditzian, Dana and Shinichi Iova-Koga
Website/blog doctor extraodinare: Suki O’Kane
inkBoat productions are a collaborative endeavor. There is always a seed, a starting place. But in the end, the production is realized through the imagination and suffering and joy of the team. For Line Between, we started with hypnagogia, moved to Edith Piaf, 그대 내 사랑 조금만더 나의 곁에 머물러줘 and Johnny Cash, graduated to absurd propositions, walks on the beach collecting stones, The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes, turning 2 to 3, moving like Sangmo Hat while pondering Automatism, Context Reinstatement and Crik and Mitchinson's Cleanup. In the end, it’s all of this and none of us… or the other way ‘round.
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We have many, many people to thank for their contributions of time, energy and financial support for this work. Here we go:
Thank you especially to everyone who stepped up and in at the last minute. Thank you to our mentors- KT, Ellen and Ralph, thank you to all of our funders, thank you ODC, thank you Mills College, thank you Headlands Center for the Arts, thank you to all of those who helped Amy with the construction of the set, thank you to Margaret Jenkins and the CHIME program, thank you to Annie-B Parson for the memory and to Sherwood for the Edith Piaf seed, thank you Don Clyde, and Adria Otte, thank you Bill Guba and Saara, thank you Petrolians who we love and miss, and a big thank you to all of our USA donors who helped get this off the ground.
The development of this work was made possible by the ODC Theater Artist in Residence program and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and through the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, the CCI Investing in Artists Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and Lighting in Dance Award (a program of Dancers’ Group).
Additionally, we wish to thank the individuals who contributed to the United States Artists fund drive (Kristina Wong, Kate McGinity, J Shirle, Juliette Crump, Bill Bevis, Johnny Kim, William Bowling, Jesse, Eric and Linda Iovacchini, Esmar, Edward Schocker, Mia Kirsi Stageberg, Elizabeth Van Meter, Ana-Mari, Brad Wright, Martha, Thomas and Susie Rathbone, Kat Covell, Kira Maria Shewfelt, Karen Schiller, Ellyn Winslow, Neal Anderson, Flora Brain, Ellie Kincade, Dennis Palazzolo, Ian Smith-Heisters, Tamiko Thiel, Cassie Terman Tunick, Melinda Harrison, Amanda Malachesky, Patricia Dreher, Andrea Juillerat Olvera, Rana, Brian Collentine, Sarah Kurtz, Casey Kringlen, Adam Greenwade, Mary O, Doria Mueller-Beilschmidt, Giuseppe Salvato, Tanya Calamoneri, Esha Clearfield, Yuko K, Sandrine, Petra, Caleb Sweeny, Sabine Seume, Shoister, Phyllis and Dick Kincade, Bianca Chavez and anonymous individuals).