Drop-In Workshop: Eiko Otake

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Renowned performance artist Eiko Otake leads a movement workshop in response to the exhibition Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960 - 1975.

Presented as part of Symposium: "Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960-1975".

About the artist:

Born and raised in Japan, Eiko Otake is a New York–based interdisciplinary artist, performer, and choreographer. Her solo project A Body in Places started with a 12-hour performance at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in 2014. Since then, Eiko has presented its numerous iterations in cities around the world. Prior to her solo career, Eiko worked as one half of Eiko & Koma for more than 40 years. After studying with Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata in Japan, and Manja Chimiel in Germany, the pair has created 46 interdisciplinary performance works, two career exhibitions, three living installations, and numerous media works. Eiko and Koma have collaborated in creating choreography, sets, costumes, text, media work, and sound. They have presented their works in theaters, universities, museums, galleries, outdoor sites, and festivals worldwide, including many appearances at American Dance Festival and the Walker Art Center, and five seasons in BAM’s Next Wave Festival. They performed their durational ‘living’ installations Breath (1998), Naked (2010), and the Caravan Project (2013) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art, respectively.


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