With performance artist Bob Carol as the lead singer, Eiko & Koma’s downtown friends created Dirt Band and played an Allen Ginsburg composition set to a poem by William Blake. Eiko & Koma befriended Allen in the summer of 1980 when they taught a course at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Shortly after the piece’s premiere at The Kitchen, Eiko & Koma left New York City for the Catskills. They never performed Nurse’s Song again. 20 minutes.