The living installation Naked
opened Tuesday, March 29 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Eiko & Koma were on continual view in closer proximity to the audience than ever before.
"Considering the glacial pace of an Eiko & Koma dance, a come-and-go-as-you-please format is accommodating. Some will want to get close and linger for all four to six hours of “Naked,” captivated by the slow unfolding of the Japanese-born couple, nude, whitened, and sooty, their aging bodies like decomposing mulch on a bed of burnt canvas, soil, and feathers. Others will be content with a briefer exposure. There’s no charge either way." The New Yorker
Read the NYTimes preview
Read the NYTimes review
Read Eiko & Koma's interview in Time Out New York
Naked was commissioned by the Walker Art Center and premiered there in November 2010. This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide JapanNYC Festival and is presented in partnership with Asia Society and Danspace Project.
TUE - FRI / 6 PM - 10 PM
SAT / 3 PM - 9 PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018