college course

college course

Eiko is the first professor I’ve ever had who taught while lying on the ground. .  .  .

[Seeing this] made me reevaluate the simple assumptions about body posture and positioning that dictate so many parts of the day.

  .  .  .  As we let our bodies drift on the ground, I felt unfettered from time, unmoored from the persistent march of the hours. … my life is a fraction of a millisecond in the context of all of time.  I savored the moments of intentional “uselessness”.

--Excerpt from student journal, Wesleyan University, Spring 2013

Eiko talks about her teaching
Dancing through History
Contact Quarterly Volume 41, 2016


College Courses:

At Wesleyan University

Since 2007, Eiko has taught as a Center for Creative Research artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University, designing courses that integrate Delicious Movement with academic study.

Wesleyan University, Delicious Movement for Reflecting on Nakedness Spring 2012

Wesleyan University, Delicious Movement for Forgetting, Remembering, and Uncovering Fall 2009

Wesleyan University, Japan and Atomic Bomb, Spring 2009
This course combines the study of the atomic bombings, artistic representations of massive violence, and movement study

Wesleyan University, Delicious Movement for Forgetting, Remembering and Uncovering, Spring 2008
This course combines the "Delicious Movement Workshop" and the study of postwar Japanese arts with a focus on artists who assume the role of public intellectuals and who represent the memories of World War II.

Wesleyan University, Delicious Movement for Forgetting, Remembering and Uncovering, Spring 2007
This course combines the "Delicious Movement Workshop" and the study of artistic representation of historical trauma and mass violence with the focus on atomic bomb literature.

Dancing Through History: Reflections on the course work by Eiko

At other schools
NYU Gallatin school for Individualized Study, A Body in PlacesSpring 2016.
This course used the varied programs of Danspace Project's Platform 2016, A BODY IN PLACES as part of the course subject and text. Students joined the bookclub meetings, workshops, film series, installations, exhibition, discussions, and performances together with other Platform audience members. The students then created their final project using the readings and experiences of the course. Their own works contributed to and completed the syllabus.

Colorado College, Naked and Delicious; the State of Being, Fall 2011
This course combines movement study and an examination of Eiko & Koma's artistic process and influences as seen through their performance, Regeneration at Colorado College.
See video of Students' Perspectives

New School, Delicious Movement, Winter 2011
This course combines movement study and an examination of Eiko & Koma's artistic process and influences as seen through their living installation, Naked, at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

University of Minnesota, Delicious Movement, Fall 2010
This course combines movement study and an examination of Eiko & Koma's artistic process and influences as seen through their living installation, Naked, at the Walker Art Center.