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Private Body/ Public Place (5 min) | Eiko + Koma

Private Body/ Public Place (5 min)

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This is the five minute excerpt of a movement installation performed by the students of the Eugene Lang College/New School with Eiko who taught the semester-long course titled" Private Body /Public Places." Two events took place on April 14, and 21 from 6:30-8:30pm at the ground floor lobby of Parsons The  New School for Design at 13th st at the Fifth Avenue. Audience members watched the two performances from both inside and outside of the building. Performed by Camille Johnson, Havanna Fisher Newby, Henry Chuang, Natalie Marrero, Sorcha Fatooh, and Eiko. Camera and edit by Ben Grinberg.

This was not a choreographed stage work. It was an experiment to place bodies in a public space.

Each student chose a window and made a commitment to perform twice for two hours . A loose score had evolved from class activities but performers are encouraged to forget, resist, dream, examine, and even sabotage. Eiko