ADF NIGHT at THE REGULATOR with EIKO OTAKE: “Distance is Malleable” (VIDEO TALK)
The Regulator welcomes dance artist and choreographer Eiko Otake for a video presentation entitled, “Distance is Malleable.” Eiko looks back on her history and presents the ideas that have resulted from and inform her art practice. This video presentation and discussion is co-sponsored by the American Dance Festival. Free and open to the public. No tickets necessary; admission on a first-come, first-seated basis.
ABOUT EIKO OTAKE:
Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake is a movement–based, interdisciplinary artist. She worked for more than 40 years as Eiko & Koma, but since 2014 has been performing her own solo project, Eiko & Koma were honored with the first United States Artists Fellowship (2006) and Doris Duke Artist Awards (2012). They are the first collaborative pair to share a MacArthur Fellowship (1996), two Guggenheim Fellowships (1984), and the first Asian choreographers to receive the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award (2004) and a Dance Magazine Award (2006). Since 2014, Eiko has collaborated with photographer and historian William Johnston, visiting post-nuclear meltdown Fukushima several times to create photo exhibitions, A Body in Fukushima. Currently, Eiko is a visiting artist in Dance and East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University. She also teaches regularly at NYU and Colorado College. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Eiko was a think tank fellow in Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment on the theme of “From Disruptions to Disasters: A Lens on the Human-Environment Relationship.”