A Body in the East Village (Eiko solos)
photo by Ian Douglas

A Body in the East Village (Eiko solos) (2016)

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
Dashwood Books
Zurcher Gallery
Middle Collegeate Church
Suzanne Tick's Weaving Studio
Boutique Anna
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.