Premiere of <i>Fragile</i>
photo by Anna Lee Campbell

Premiere of Fragile

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland at College Park presented the premiere performances of Fragile, a new collaboration between Eiko & Koma and Kronos Quartet. Eiko & Koma have previously collaborated with Kronos Quartet on the indoor version of River.

During the four hours of performance, the audience could come and go as they pleased, visit Eiko & Koma's installation Tea House constructed in the lobby, see an oversize projection of media dances on a lobby wall, and spend time in the gallery of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library where Eiko & Koma's career exhibition “Residue” is on view.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center presented Eiko & Koma's Regeneration on September 14-15, 2011 and will present their Caravan Project on May 3-4, 2012. Eiko & Koma as well as Kronos are artists-in-residence at the Center during the 2011-12 season. The retrospective exhibition Residue includes costumes, sets, materials and videos of their performances spanning their 40-year career and is on view now through May 25, 2012.

Washington Post preview article by Lisa Traiger.
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