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Teaching and Performing at Colorado College: Eiko spent the month of December 2016 at Colorado College, teaching, performing, and presenting a video exhibition of A Body in Places. H...

NYFA panel on Cultural identity: On November 14, Eiko participated in a panel discussion with a group of dance makers on the topic of Cultural Identity and the Creative P...

Brown University's Tribute for C.D. Wright: On November 10, Eiko performed as part of a two-day tribute for C.D. Wright at Brown University where C.D. had taught for three decades. ...

Eiko received a special citation for 2016 PLATFORM: On October 19 at the 2016 New York Dance and Performance Awards, also known as the Bessies, Meredith Monk presented a Special Citation to...

A Tribute to C.D. Wright at CUNY: On October 20th, Eiko performed at an event to honor the late C.D. Wright. The evening featured remembrances and readings by Lee Ann Brow...

Eiko receives Anonymous Woman Award: Anonymous Was A Woman announced the recipients of its 2016 Award. Eiko was among the ten Distinguished Artists Recognized for their Body ...

Photographer William Johnston's Website: Eiko is pleased to introduce photographer and Japanese historian William Johnston's new website. He and Eiko have collaborated on multipl...

Open Studio with Okwui Okpokwasili: About Water: On June 25th, Eiko and Okwui Okpokwasili presented an Artist Talk as part of the 2016 River To River Festival. In the open studio, noteca...

A Body with Water Video Installation: As part of the 2016 River To River Festival, Eiko presented the video installation A Body with Water on June 18th, 19th, and 25th in Nola...

River to River Festival Performances: Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Eiko returned to the 2016 River To River Festival with her continuing A Body in Places sol...

The Yard Performances and Art Exhibition: Eiko brought her A Body in Places solo to The Yard this June. Eiko performed in two distinct locations: A Body in Edgartown at a beautif...

Eiko at Flynn: Flynn Center and Moran Plant: Eiko had a week-long residency at Flynn Center from May 22- 29 and performed her A Body in Places on May 27...

Eiko in ADF's first pre-season presentation: Following the twelve performance run of her A Body in Places in the American Dance Festival last summer, Eiko returned to ADF in May 2016...

RE-IMAGINING THE MEMORIAL: IMAGE, SOUND, BODY: On May 5, 2016 Eiko was invited to have a public conversation with experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide (founder, Project FUKUSHIMA!) at...

Eiko completed intense Platform schedule: Eiko happily completed all 46 programs of the six week Platform presented by Danspace Project. It was the most intense series of performa...

Eiko opened 2016 at Santiago a Mil: From January 6 through January 10, Eiko performed her A Body in Places (Un Cuerpo en Lugares) ten times at GAM (Centro de las artes, la c...

A BODY IN VALPARAISO: After working together with Eiko in Santiago, Chile, poets Forrest Gander and C.D.Wright travelled to Valparaiso. They urged Eiko and pho...

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A Body in Hong Kong : This December, Eiko was in Hong Kong for a residency with Mobile M Plus: Live Art series presented by West Kowloon Cultural District's Ho...

Eiko dances with Hiroshima Panels: For the Nov. 13, 2015 opening of the Hiroshima Panels by Iri and Toshi Maruki at Pioneer Works, Eiko performed her solo in honor of the H...

A Body in an Observatory: During Homecoming Weekend 2015 at Wesleyan University, Eiko gave four performances at the Van Vleck Observatory, commemorating the telesc...

A Body in an Unlived House: October 4 and 5, 2015, Eiko performed three times on each day at the Alsop House of the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University. Each p...

A Body in Russell Library: On September 17, 2015 Eiko brought her solo project to Middletown's Russell Library and performed A Body in a Library. As she moved th...

A Body in Places at ADF: This July at the American Dance Festival, Eiko performed a series of solo for very intimate audiences. These mini performances offered a ...

Open Studios: Eiko with Emmanuelle Huynh: On June 28, 2015, at Governors Island, Eiko and Emmanuelle Huynh discussed their recent collaboration as well as their individual work in...

A Body in a Station at Fulton Street Station, NYC: As a part of River to River Festival, Eiko performed her first solo A Body in a Station on June 22-24 at the Fulton Street Subway Statio...

Two Bodies in Brussels: Eiko joined French choreographer and dancer Emmanuel Huynh in Brussels to perform at Thalie Art Foundation during the “Wabi Sabi Shima...

Koma danced solo in Danspace Gala: In the Danspace Project's 40th year gala that honored Eiko and Wendy Whlan, Koma danced a solo work, The Ghost Dance.

Danspace Project 40th Anniversary gala honored Eiko: Eiko was honored at Danspace Project's 40th Anniversary gala along with Wendy Whelan as "Trailblazing Women". During the gala Koma share...

Eiko performed A Body in a Library: Eiko performed A Body in a Library a variation of A Body in Places in Wesleyan University's Olin Library on February 23, 2015. The perfor...

A Body in Fukushima in 3 Wesleyan galleries: On February  5, 2015 Wesleyan University hosted the opening for photo exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Despite the freezing temperatu...

Koma is awarded Kriegsman Creative Residency in Danceplace: Koma is awarded the first Allan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency at Danceplace,  The residency will be from May 3rd  through 9,t...

Eiko starts 3 year engagement with Wesleyan University: Eiko has taught different courses in Wesleyan University almost every year since 2006. This winter, she started her three year contract w...

Eiko with Trajal at MoMA: As the second iteration of Trajal  Harrell's "In one step are a thousand animals" (the title he has given to his two-year Annenberg ...

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Eiko's solo project opened in Philadelphia: On October 3, Eiko's solo project A Body in Places started in Philadelphia. Her first three hour performance of A Body in a Station at th...

Eiko taught a special intensive at Tokyo University: With an invitation from Professor Takeshi Okada, Eiko taught a special four day intensive course in Tokyo University. Meeting 7 hours a d...

Eiko returned to Fukushima, Japan: from July 22- 26, 2014,  Photographer William Johnston and Eiko returned to Fukushima Japan to revisit the same places where they wo...

Eiko and Tomoe performed Two Women to capacity audience: Eiko's experiment of dancing with another woman attracted great enthusiasm.. Even for Friday afternoon show, many people came to Governor...

Eiko on Governors Island: Since March 2014, Eiko has been spending many days at Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island. Lower Manhattan Cultural Coun...

Two hour performance: Private Body/Public Place: Eiko and the students in her Private Body/Public Place course at the New School performed twice a two-hour durational work open to the pu...

EIko & Koma returned to ASU Gammage: From March 21 through 30, 2014, Eiko & Koma had a ten day residency at ASU. This is their third visit to  the ASU's landmark the...

Desert Sighting: At ASU's Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Eiko & Koma performed an outdoor performance,  Dessert Sighting.  This archaeology m...

Guest Artist with New School' s Lang Dance: This Spring Eiko is a Guest Artist with Lang Dance at The New School. She is teaching two courses "Delicious Movement for Reflecting on N...

Two Women: Eiko and dancer Tomoe Aihara from Tokyo just finished a week of intensive rehearsals for their work Two Women, which will be experimental...

A Body in Fukushima: In January 2014, I traveled to Fukushima, Japan with photographer and Japanese history professor from Wesleyan University, William Johnst...

Poems by Forrest Gander "Eiko & Koma" published: In June 2013, New Direction published Eiko & Koma,  a poem book by Forrest Gander. In tribute to Eiko & Koma, the acclaime...

A Preview of "A Body in Fukushima": With the help of photographer Bill Johnston selecting and improving his photo files from their collaborative shooting in January this yea...

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Keynote address at Association for Asian Performance symposium: Eiko presented a keynote address at the Association for Asian Performance's International Symposium: Sexual Artifice in Asian Art and Per...

Performances and exhibition at Kuandu ARTS Festival in Taipei: As part of the Kuandu ARTS Festival, Eiko & Koma performed Regeneration  at the Taipei National University of the Arts(TNUA) ...

Movement Research Benefit: Eiko & Koma performed as a part of Movement Research's Gala on May 13, 2013. Sam Miller was one of the three honorees of the evening....

Knight Arts Challenge Award: Inta Inc was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant for Eiko & Koma to perform an outdoor work at two sites in Philadelphia in 2014-20...

Beate Gordon memorial: Eiko & Koma performed and spoke at the Beate Gordon Memorial, "Celebrating Beate Gordon," on April 28, 2013. The event was co-produce...

Eiko & Koma invades MoMA: "Eiko and Koma invade the Museum of Modern Art with a new version of The Caravan Project, which uses a stationary trailer as a performanc...

Caravan Project at MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art presented Eiko & Koma's Caravan Project in its front lobby January 16-21. Eiko & Koma performed the wo...

White Dance and Flower Dance the Joyce: Eiko & Koma performed White Dance and premiered Flower Dance January 11-12 at the Joyce Theater as part of the second season of FOCU...

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Mourning Beate: With great sadness we report to friends and audience members that Eiko & Koma's beloved friend Beate Sirota Gordon passed away peacef...

Residue of Nakedness: A video installation Residue of Nakedness closed after a month run in Colorado College together with the end of one month intensive cours...

A gift from a poet: Poet Idris Goodwin revisited the IDEA gallery to reicte his poem, a Rhyme of Residue that he created upon visiting Residue of Naked a we...

Eiko's Report on the Retrospective Project: Nobody could see all the facets and activities of the Retrospective Project. That is why Eiko created a document to share her reflections...

The Caravan Project at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Eiko & Koma’s one-year engagement with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland, College Park) ended with t...

Doris Duke Performing Artist Award: On April 19, 2012, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced the names of 21 performing artists who have been selected for the Doris...

Two week season in San Francisco: YBCA celebrated Eiko & Koma's long history with Bay Area audiences, its venues, its community and its artists with a two week residen...

Premiere of Fragile: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland at College Park presented the premiere performances of Fragile, a ...

Residue at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Eiko & Koma have a significant presence at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center throughout the 2011-2012 season. In addition to p...

Archive Project started: In February 2012, Eiko & Koma in collaboration with Dance Heritage Coalition started the Archive Project. The  Project seeks to ...

New Year Greetings: Eiko & Koma and the Retrospective team wish you all a wonderful year in 2012. May the world be a better place! Thank you for your...

The Top 10 Dance Events of the Year: Eiko & Koma have been chosen by both The Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, and Time Out New York as one of the best dance events of ...

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Named as the Year's Best Ten in Chicago and in New York: Eiko & Koma have been chosen by both The Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, and Time Out New York as one of the best dance events of ...

Poet Forrest Gander presented Eiko & Koma at Brown: Brown University Literature Professor Forrest Gander invited Eiko & Koma for a week-long residency.  This was the first time a p...

Colorado College Residency: Eiko & Koma spent three and half weeks in Colorado Springs this October teaching and performing at Colorado College. The invitation c...

Two exhibitions have closed: Eiko & Koma's two exhibitions Residue at New York Public Library for Performing Arts' Vincent Astor Gallery and Time is Not Even Spac...

Robert Mirabal joins Eiko & Koma in Chicago and Albuquerque : Robert Mirabal joined Eiko & Koma for performances of Regeneration at MCA Chicago and the North Fourth theater in Albuquerque, playin...

Eiko & Koma at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is an amazing performing arts complex at the University of Maryland in College Park. Curator Pa...

Water at the Skirball Cultural Center, LA: On September 9 and 11, 2011, Eiko & Koma performed Water in a garden pond of the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. More than 300...

EIko & Koma at Barnes & Noble: The New York Foundation for the Arts co-sponsored Eiko & Koma with Barnes and Noble for an Author Event on August 16, 2011 at the Eas...

Caravan Project revisited: Eiko & Koma performed Caravan Project on August 23 and 24 in front of the Chicago MCA. For the original Caravan Project, Eiko &...

Performances of Water with Robert Mirabal: Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival opened with Water, a site specific work for the reflection pool at Lincoln Center Plaza by Eiko &...

Revival of Event Fission with Raven: Alverno Presents produced a site-specific outdoor performance of Eiko & Koma's  Event Fission and Ravenat Lynden Sculpture Garde...

Residue opening reception: Residue: An Installation by Eiko & Koma opened with a wonderful reception hosted by the New York Public Library for the Performing Ar...

Eiko & Koma's catalogue published: The Walker Art Center published the first comprehensive monograph of Eiko & Koma's work. The 320-page catalogue—Eiko & Koma: Ti...

Eiko & Koma revive RIVER at ADF: Charles Reinhart, the long time director of the American Dance Festival and strong supporter of Eiko & Koma's work for nearly 30 year...

Eiko & Koma open LIVE exhibition: Eiko & Koma and their team have been in residence at Chicago MCA to install Time is Not Even, Space is Not Empty , Eiko & Koma's...

Visit to Ireland: Eiko & Koma toured to Ireland for the first time. Invited by long time friend Laurie Uprichard, they performed Regeneration, showed d...

3,740 people visited Naked at BAC: The two week run of the living installation Naked closed April 9. In total, 3,740 people came to see Eiko & Koma. On the closing nigh...

The New Yorker reviewed Naked: The New Yorker published 2 page review of Naked by Joan Acocella. Read Bare Truths

Eiko & Koma Awarded LMCC Residency: Eiko & Koma have a new studio at 156 William Street! The residency is made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space...

Naked opened for two week run: FREE ADMISSION: The living installation Naked opened Tuesday, March 29 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Eiko & Koma were on continual view in closer p...

Drawings from Los Angeles: During a stay in Los Angeles March 2-6, Eiko & Koma were lucky to meet Masha Vasilkovsky while performing at REDCAT. Masha gave them ...

Report on Miami: Tigertail Production presented Eiko & Koma at Coly Theater in Miami Beach February 12-13. Eiko & Koma performed  the Regener...

Studio visit with Sam and Ralph: Retrospective Project Producer Sam Miller and artist/friend Ralph Lemon visited Eiko & Koma's studio at the Park Avenue Armory yester...

Eiko's Residency at Carleton College: Eiko spent the last week in January at Carleton College, teaching a class and workshops, despite a broken toe. She particularly enjoyed t...

Eiko & Koma's Performance in Honor of the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture: On Friday, January 21, Columbia University staff, faculty, students and guests came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Don...

Donate to Help Japan: http://www.japansociety.org/earthquake The Japan Society ensures that 100% of funds received will go to organizations that directly help...

38 Works by EIko & Koma: What used to be 36 Works by Eiko & Koma is now re-edited and updated to 38 Works by Eiko & Koma (1976-2011).  Their two new ...

Institutions and libraries now can purchase Eiko & Koma's video: Institutions and libraries now can  purchase  DVDs of their work directly from Eiko & Koma. Please email your order to info...

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Our website is faster!: You will notice that Eiko & Koma's website is faster due to a recent server switch. Please be sure to check out the new videos in ...

7745 Visitors to the Walker: Almost 8,000 people saw Eiko & Koma's living installation Naked at the Walker Art Center this past November 2010. video of Naked T...

"Naked" opens at the Walker: On Monday, November 1, 2010 friends, critics, and collaborators gathered in Gallery 2 of the Walker Art Center for a preview of Eiko &...

Kronos Quartet visits Eiko & Koma: Eiko & Koma always enjoy sharing their work in progress with friends and collaborators. Recently, when Kronos Quartet was in town for...

Eiko's Translation is Published: Station Hill Press published Eiko's translation of FROM TRINITY TO TRINITY, a short story by Kyoko Hayashi. This small but powerful book ...

We met our goal!: Thank you for your part in helping us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000! We are thrilled by the response from friends and strangers al...

Eiko & Koma's Walker Art Center Activites : Read all about Eiko & Koma's Walker Art Center activities in Minneapolis last fall: a living installation, a performance of Raven, th...

Residency at Park Avenue Armory: Eiko & Koma have been residency at Park Avenue Armory since the beginning of July. For three months, they will work in a studio on 4t...

Eiko & Koma at ADF: Eiko & Koma had a wonderful 17th summer at the American Dance Festival (ADF). The concert featured a new work Raven as well as their ...

Dance Critics Twitter and create videos about Eiko & Koma: Many dance writers participating in the Dance Critics Conference at the American Dance Festival attended Eiko & Koma's performances t...

Forrest Gander recites poems on Eiko & Koma: Poet Forrest Gander has written three poems in response to Eiko & Koma's work, and created video recitations of the poems: Rust, Enta...

Eiko & Koma return to ProjectSite: Eiko & Koma are back on ProjectSite. Please support Eiko & Koma as they create a new living installation, Naked. In our first t...

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Celebrating Kazuo Ohno: Kazuo Ohno passed away on June 1st at the age of 103.  At his death, he was surrounded by the family members and students who cared ...

Sold-out concerts at Danspace Project : Danspace Project presented Eiko & Koma's Retrospective Project I: Regeneration. In three sold-out concerts, Eiko & Koma showed a ...

36 Works on Vimeo: A video medley that Tara Kelton edited with Eiko has now been finished with the assistance of Shoko Letton of MANCC. 36 Works was origina...

Walker Art Center will publish retrospective catalog: The Walker Art Center will publish a retrospective catalog of Eiko & Koma's work in 2011. In February, Eiko & Koma met the catalo...

Sketches of Eiko & Koma from a Minneapolis artist:

"From Trinity to Trinity" Translated by Eiko: Station Hill Press published Eiko's translation of From Trinity to Trinity, a short story by Kyoko Hayashi. This small but powerful book ...

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Retrospective Exhibition at Wesleyan:: Time is not Even, Space is not Empty opened at Wesleyan University on November 19, 2009. This is the first event of Eiko & Koma's thr...

Eiko & Koma awarded Mellon grant: Eiko & Koma were awarded a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for work on the Retrospective Project.

Video Documentary about River: Eiko & Koma returned from a creative residency at MANCC where they created  a video work, Dancing in Water: the Making of River....

Dancing with Edward Tufte's works: On June 20, Eiko & Koma  offered a special performance at Aldrich Museum dancing with Edward Tufte's sculptures

White Dance Revived: On May 29 and 30, as a part of "Physical Intelligences: Four Days of Dance" at Flynn Theater in Burlington, VA, Eiko & Koma revived W...

Envisioning a Retrospective: On April 21, 2009, a group of producers, curators, and scholars gathered at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut to discuss pla...

30 March 2009: Alaska Residency Eiko & Koma spent four weeks this spring in Alaska as Alaska AIR fellows,  a program  administrated by the...

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Rust Revived: Eiko & Koma revived Rust (commissioned by ADF in 1989)for the 75th anniversary season of the American Dance Festival 2008. "This Japa...

Hunger premiere: Eiko & Koma premiered  Hunger on October 9 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. The piece was performed at Joyce Theater Oct ...

Filming of Mourning: Margaret Leng Tan's record label, Mode Record, filmed Mourning at Summer Stages Dance in Concord, MA on July 18, 2008. The DVD will be av...

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26 August 2007: This summer, Eiko & Koma spent 4 weeks (July 30-August 26, 2007) in Alaska sponsored by Alaska Air Artist program administered by the...

30 May 2007: Read about Eiko & Koma's latest performances of Cambodian Stories Revisited in the New York Times.

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4 December 2006: Eiko & Koma was awarded one of the first fifty United States Artist fellowships.

30 November 2006: Friends of the Reyum Art School project was inaugurated.

13 November 2006: Eiko & Koma was awarded 2006 Dance Magazine Award