We Players joins inkBoat for 95 Rituals

Dancers’ Group’s ONSITE Series Presents


directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga

Dedicated to Anna Halprin for her 95th birthday

“Anna is the stone, the rock.
This rock drops into the pool and we’re all the little ripples
that move out from the impact of the rock on the surface of the water.”
-Shinichi Iova-Koga


95 Rituals

95 Rituals

Tue-Sat, July 7-11, 2015, 5-8pm*

Hyde Street Pier @ Fisherman’s Wharf,
2905 Hyde Street, San Francisco

*No two showings will be the same; audiences have the option to come and go throughout or stay for the entire event.
All performances are FREE

95 Rituals is a series of free performances by inkBoat, a site-specific performance work honoring visionary dance pioneer Anna Halprin, who celebrates her 95th birthday on July 13, 2015.

At select locations, inkBoat will be joined by invited guests, including Kronos Quartet, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Oguri, Roxanne Steinberg.
We Players will be a part of July 10th’s performance!

95 Rituals is a project of Dancers’ Group’s ONSITE program, which commissions artists to create large-scale, site-specific dance performances, presented free-of-charge to the public in highly visible locations throughout San Francisco. Learn more about Dancers’ Group and its ONSITE program here.


Pictured: Joshua Kohl, Yuko Kaseki, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Crow Nishimura, Dana Iova-Koga, Heekyung Cho, Suki O’Kane. Photo by Pak Han

A series of free, public events lead up to 95 Rituals’ Hyde Street Pier presentation.

As part of the creation process, a number of preparatory rituals will be shared as public experiments by members of inkBoat and invited guest artists. These events include:

Sunday, May 31, 11:30am
Ritual 8-27: market, a site-specific exploration at the Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market and Firehouse (co-presented by the San Francisco International Arts Festival).

Sunday, June 21, 5pm
At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, musical guest performers Kronos Quartet join inkBoat artists for Ritual 50-70: conjunction, presented in association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Sunday, June 27, 2:30pm
Ritual 71: transient is a performance in and around designer David Szlasa’s mobile art space at Studio 1 at Market and 10th Streets.