Eiko's interest is in the East Village's history as a home for multiple generations of immigrants, activists, artists, outcasts, dancers, musicians, and poets. This history and her own connection to the neighborhood has inspired her to perform one solo every day (Monday - Friday) for small audiences over four weeks (including one preview week) at various locations in the East Village. Audiences for these intimate performances ranged from 10 to 30 people depending on the size of the performance site.The performance locations were not revealed in advance and audience members gathered at St. Mark's Church to walk with Danspace staff to find Eiko. Most locations were along Second Avenue and near St. Mark's Church but two locations were 10 min walk away. The walk on bitter cold street was a social and bonding experience for the curious audience members.
Performances took place at various times during the morning, afternoon and night.
Mondays at 9 am, Tuesdays at noon, Wednesdays at 3 pm, Thursdays at 6 pm, Fridays at 9 pm.
Eiko performed her solos at
Middle Collegeate Church
Suzanne Tick's Weaving Studio
Porsena Extra Bar
Serovich Senior Center
and Eiko also performed in St March's Church to open her 24 hour exhibition A BODY IN FUKUSHIMA on March 11th and the final midnight performance also took place at the church on March 19.
- Eiko Invites You to Her Inner Land of Wraiths; BRIAN SEIBERT, The New York Times, March 2, 2016
- Eiko’s ‘Platform 2016,’ With a Class, a Film and More; Siobhan Burke, The New York Times, February 22, 2016
- A Body in Places, Danspace Project, New York — ‘Bracing’; Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times, March 7, 2016
- Dancing in Places; Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat Deborah Jowitt on bodies in motion, March 8, 2016
- My Eiko Journal: Part 1; Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody art and creative consciousness by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, March 2, 2016
- My Eiko Journal part 2; Eva Yaa Asantewaa , InfiniteBody art and creative consciousness , March 3, 2016
- Eiko Otake: A Body in Places - Part I; Robert Johnson, The Dance Enthusiast, March 17, 2016
- Eiko Otake: A Body in Places - Part II: From Dashwood Books in the East Village to the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan; Robert Johnson, The Dance Enthusiast, March 23, 2016
- One Last Time: Platform 2016: “A Body in Places”; Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes, March 27, 2016