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Choreographer and Dancer Eiko Otake

Eiko Otake is one half of the award-winning choreographic duo, Eiko and Koma.  The Japanese-born performers create highly personal works that have their roots in the pair’s upbringing in post-war Japan and in their dance studies with Kazuo Ohno in Japan and Manjya Chimel in Germany.  Based in New York for the past 35 years, their works have been presented at theaters, museums, galleries and festivals around the world.  “Living” gallery installations were commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art (1998) and more recently by the Walker Art Center (2010). For both of these engagements, Eiko and Koma performed continuously for four weeks during museum hours. They are the subject of a new book published by the Walker Art Center, Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty.  In addition to winning a MacArthur Fellowship for their work, Eiko and Koma have also received a Dance Magazine Award, the American Dance Festival Scripps Award, and multiple “Bessie” Awards.

Event Information


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

7:30 PM

Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio

Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street




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Photo Credit: Gregory Georges

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