Narrated List of Media Works

Narrated List of Media Works

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DANCE FOR CAMERA
Wake (2011)
9 minutes. HD color video. This collaborative work is a cinematic dance created by Eiko & Koma and James Byrne.  It was filmed in special sessions during the premiere run of the living installation "Naked", at Walker Art Center, November 2-30, 2010.  James's body held camera moves with Eiko & Koma through a primal landscapes. Wake was edited by James and Eiko at Colorado College in the fall of 2011.

Breath (1999)
15 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Conceived and performed by Eiko & Koma. Videographed June 8 and 15, 1998 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, by Jerry Pantzer. Edited by Eiko & Koma in collaboration with Jerry Pantzer. Avid Supervising Editor: François Bernadi. Created for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts/Dance Collection a project made possible with support from the National Initiative to Preserve American Dance. ©1999, Dance Collection, New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Exhibited at the Dance on Camera Festival 2001 at Lincoln Center.

Undertow (1988)
7 minutes. Broadcast quality black and white video. Music by Ushio Torikai. Videographed August, 1988 at Jersey City (NJ) State College. Edited by Eiko & Koma and James Byrne. A collaboration with James Byrne. Made possible by a Dance/Film/Video grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. ©1988, Eiko & Koma and James Byrne.

Husk (1987)
9 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Videographed May, 1987 at the Kampo Cultural Center, New York, NY. Performed by Eiko, videographed by Koma. Made possible by a Dance/Film/Video grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. ©1987, Eiko & Koma.

Lament (1986)
10 minutes. Broadcast quality black and white video. Sound mix by Eiko & Koma. Videographed July, 1985 at the Triplex Theatre, New York, NY. Edited 1986. A collaboration with James Byrne. Movement material adapted from Eiko & Koma's 1984 performance work Elegy. Commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN and made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN. ©1986, Eiko & Koma, James Byrne, Walker Art Center.

Bone Dream (1985)
7 minutes. Broadcast quality black and white video. Sound mix by Eiko & Koma. Videographed August, 1985 at the ARC Studio, New York in collaboration with Jeff Bush and Celia Ipiotis of ARC Videodance. Edited Winter, 1985. Made possible with funds from the National Endowment or the Arts. ©1985, Eiko & Koma, Jeff Bush and Celia Ipiotis.

Wallow (1984)
19 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Silent. Videographed October-November, 1983 at Point Reyes National Seashore in California, a natural habitat for seals, in collaboration with Peter Yaple of Video/USA. Originally conceived as a video version of Eiko & Koma's 1977 stage work, Fur Seal. The movement was redesigned on location. Edited March, 1984 in collaboration with Jeff Bush, ARC Videodance, New York. Made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. ©1984, Eiko & Koma

Tentacle (1983)
7 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Sound score: Japanese folk music. Videographed August, 1983 at the ARC Studio, New York, NY. Made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Beard's Fund. Produced and distributed by ARC Videodance, 88 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016. ©1983, Eiko & Koma, Jeff Bush and Celia Ipiotis.

DOCUMENTARIES
Eiko & Koma: The Retrospective Project (2010)
10 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Shot during the fall of 2009 at Wesleyan University, this short documentary follows Eiko & Koma as they construct the first exhibition of their Retrospective and ponder questions the project raises. Directed and edited by Joanna Arnow.
Copyright pending.

Naked; A Gallery View (2011)
Commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Eiko & Koma created the living installation Naked and performed it all hours the museum was open during the month of November 2010. This video was filmed by James Byrne on November 18, 2010 and was edited by him with Eiko in the following months. ©2011, Eiko & Koma

Dancing in Water: The Making of River (2010)
17 minutes. The first video documentary created by Eiko & Koma as a part of Eiko & Koma's Retrospective Project with the assistance of MANCC. Often produced in collaboration with environmental groups and park officials, River is an outdoor work Eiko & Koma performed in a body of moving water. This video follows Eiko & Koma from rehearsals in the Catskills to performances in the Delaware River and at the American Dance Festival. Co-edited with Shoko Letton, MANCC video artist-in-residence.

The Atomic Bomb: A Study in Movement and History (2010)
8 minutes. Color video. A short documentary about the course dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake co-taught with History Professor William Johnston at Wesleyan University, ‘Japan and the Atomic Bomb.’ The seminar combines intensive study of the history, politics and human experiences of the atomic bombings with a movement lab that focuses on body awareness. The film explores how this unlikely teaching pair encourages students to engage with this difficult subject. Edited by Joanna Arnow. Copyright pending.

Offering: Eiko & Koma in Manhattan Parks (2010)
13 minutes. Color video. The footage was brought to Eiko & Koma by an unknown videographer who shot Eiko & Koma’s Offering in five city parks in July 2002, a post-9/11 project that was not otherwise archived. Footage edited by Eiko and Shoko Letton. Copyright pending.

A Cambodian Story (2006)
49 minutes. Color video. This documentary explores the collaboration between Eiko & Koma and young artists who studied at the Reyum Institute of Arts and Culture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Shot at the University of Maryland, College Park, the first stop of their 2006 twelve-city US tour of Cambodian Stories, the camera follows the artists on and off stage during the premiere performances. The documentary asks what can come out of collaboration between young painters from a country with a violent past and Asian-American artists who have worked and lived in the US since 1976. Directed and edited by Micah Trapp. Cinematography by Yi Chen.

The Making of Cambodian Stories (2005)
23 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Music: Cambodian pop music collage. Produced and Directed by Eiko and Koma. Performed by Thorn Chan, Vannak Huoth, Sotha Kun, Sokchanthorn Ngin, Nimit Ouen, Sophon Phe, Chakreya So, Setpheap ("Peace") Sorn, Sok Than, and Chivalry Yok. Videographed August, 2005 in Cambodia by Ryoko Nagakubo, Chakreya So, Eiko and Koma. Edited by Shoko Letton, Eiko and Koma. This video documents Eiko & Koma as they work with their young Cambodian collaborators in Phnom Penh in 2005. Cambodian Stories toured across twelve U.S. cities in 2006; this video was screened in theater lobbies and on cable television in order to promote and contextualize this collaboration. the  ©2005, Eiko & Koma.

Dance in a Hospital (2005)
9 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Music by Rentaro Taki. Videographed October, 2005 at Duke University Hospital. Performed by Eiko and Koma. Produced by Erica Rothman. ©2005, Eiko & Koma.

My Parents: Eiko & Koma (2004)
12 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Edited and narrated by Shin Otake. Created for the 2004 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award ceremony.  ©2004, Eiko and Koma.

PERFORMANCE ARCHIVES
38 Works by Eiko & Koma (2011)
36 minutes. Color and black and white video. This video was produced as a part of Eiko & Koma's exhibition Time is not Even, Space is not Empty, which opened at the Zilkha Gallery in Wesleyan University in the fall of 2009. Edited by Eiko with the assistance of Tara Kelton and Shoko Letton, this video anthology shows the trajectory of Eiko & Koma's career through short excerpts of most of their works created between 1976 (the year they arrived in the US) and 2009 (the year they started the Retrospective Project). ©2011, Eiko & Koma

Cambodian Stories at Asia Society, New York (2006)
43 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Videographed May, 2006 at Asia Society New York. Conceived and Directed by Eiko and Koma. Music by Sam-Ang Sam. Performed by the Reyum Painting Collective, Eiko and Koma. Videographed by Rachel Cooper and Richard Marriott. Edited by Takahiro Haneda. ©2006, Eiko and Koma.

Death Poem (2005)
47 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Music by Kronos Quartet. Videographed May, 2005 at Danspace Project St. Mark's Church, New York, NY. Conceived and performed by Eiko and Koma. Videographed by Arthuro Vidich. Edited by Shoko Letton. ©2005, Eiko and Koma.

Offering (2004)
30 minutes. Broadcast quality black and white video. Music by Rentaro Taki. Videographed on July 11, 2004 in Strandboden Biel, Switzerland. Videographed and edited by Yvon Baumann. ©2004, Eiko and Koma, Yvon Baumann. ©2004, Point of View Atelier

Tree Song (2004)
30 minutes. Broadcast quality color video. Music composed by Georgia Wyeth. Dancers:Eiko & Koma. Piano: Georgia Wyeth. Voice: Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Videographed May, 2004 at St. Mark's Church graveyard, New York, NY. Performed by Eiko & Koma. Videographed by Arthuro Vidich.  Edited by Rachel Conover and Eiko. ©2004, Eiko & Koma.
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