The Caravan Project Revisted*
Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

The Caravan Project Revisted* (2011-2012)

Eiko & Koma revived The Caravan Project as a part of the Retrospective Project.

The original Caravan Project had the unhitched, stationary trailer as the sole container of durational performance.  For this revision, Eiko & Koma kept the car hitched to the trailer so that they could choreograph the movement of the trailer. During the show people saw the caravan come to the site and change locations and angles. Eiko & Koma also performed outside of the trailer. For the performances in the front plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on August 23rd and 24th, 2011, the trailer left the site for an unknown destination, leaving Eiko & Koma on the plaza unprotected. The trailer car came back after some duration to pick them up, and together they disappeared from the site. At the front lawn of University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Art Center on May 2nd and 3rd, 2012, Koma drove the car pulling the trailer with Eiko inside. He then joined Eiko for the rest of the performance and at the end drove away with Eiko waving good bye to the audience from the trailer. For the Caravan Project Revisited, Eiko & Koma wore costumes developed for Trilogy and Event Fission.

Eiko & Koma will perform yet another version of the Caravan Project in the front lobby of MoMA January 17-21, 2012 during all hours the museum is open to public.