Eiko & Koma revived Rust (commissioned by ADF in 1989)for the 75th anniversary season of the American Dance Festival 2008.
"This Japanese-American duo has been creating mesmerizingly slow, agonizingly full work for more than three decades, and to see it is to experience something that has no parallel elsewhere. How do these barely moving figures, upside down in improbably angled positions against a chain-link fence, manage to suggest life, death, decay, evolution, the bodies piled in Holocaust photographs, the fetus in the womb? It’s a mystery that we are lucky to occasionally consider." Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times. June 18, 2008
Read a review in The News & Observer Orla Swift, 06/18/2008
Eiko & Koma premiered Mourning as a part of the 100th year anniversary of Japan Society in New York. The festival (October, 2007) also celebrated their teacher Kazuo Ohno's 101th Birthday.
In March, 2008, SESC, Brazil also celebrated Ohno's 101th Birthday with the 100th year anniversary of Japanese' immigration. For this Festival, TOKYOGAQUI, Eiko & Koma performed Death Poem.
Mourning toured to Ascheville, NC (April, 2008), Santa Barbara (May, 2008), CA, Bytom, Poland, St Petersburg, Russia, and Boston, MA (July, 2008). To see Eiko & Koma's tour schedule, click the links below.