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Eiko dances with Hiroshima Panels | Eiko + Koma
Eiko dances with Hiroshima Panels
Iri and Toshi Maruki

Eiko dances with Hiroshima Panels

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
  • During the opening for the exhibition of the Hiroshima Panels by Iri and Toshi Maruki at Pioneer Works, Eiko will perform her solo in honor of the Hiroshima Panels and their creators. Eiko will also give a talk about how she has been inspired by the Marukis' work for decades.

    Japanese-style painter Iri Maruki, born in Hiroshima, and Western-style painter Toshi Maruki, went into Hiroshima city just three days after the bombing. They decided to paint the panels together, which illuminate the human experiences of the Atomic Bomb and spent 30 years painting the fifteen "HIROSHIMA PANELS."

    Eiko, who studied atomic bomb literature in her graduate work and teaches a course on the atomic bombings, has long been familiar with the Marukis' work. Upon visiting the Maruki Museum in Japan, which permanently displays the man-and-wife painters' work from ten years ago, Eiko was further inspired by the Marukis' collaboration, commitments, and thoughts.

    Eiko has been performing her solo project A Body in Places since 2014. Eiko is the featured artist of the coming Danspace Project's 10th PLATFORM also titled A Body in Places(February 20- March 19, 2016) . 

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