Before The Cock Crows
photo by Josh Zander

Before The Cock Crows (1978)

Danced to Middle Eastern folk music, this work had a very different flavor from their Japanese upbringing. The set consisted of a pickup truck full of twigs, which became enlarged thorns. With many Q-tips stuck in her hair, Eiko danced her version of belly dance-like movement. The work was about how the body deals with the tension of anticipation. At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Eiko & Koma performed with five chickens. 60 minutes.