Residue the New Yorker

Eiko & Koma

  • The New Yorker

Considering that the Japanese-born couple prefers to perform their geographically slow dances in natural locations while nearly naked, one might expect an exhibition of their sets and costumes to be nothing much. Yet "Residue," at the Lincoln Center Library for performing arts, is surprisingly compelling for a dance installation. The elements, beautiful objects in themselves, are elegantly presented, while the video footage, which includes a 1980 work with the Twin Towers in the background, is projected into boxes, or, in the case of last year's "Naked," onto a pool of water within a tea house of feather-flecked canvas-a reproduction that aesthetically rivals the live version.