Videos

Please scrawl down to find documentaries, excerpts of works, interviews, and artistic responses.

Dance for Camera

  • Wake (2011)Wake (2011)

    9 min. 10 sec.

    This collaborative work is a cinematic dance created by Eiko & Koma and James Byrne. It was filmed in special sessions during the premie...

  • Breath (1999)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...

  • Undertow (1988)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 E...

  • Husk (1987)Husk (1987)

    9 minutes

    Media Dance. Full length. Performed by Eiko. Videographed by Koma on May, 1987 at the Kampo Cultural Center, New York, NY. Made po...

  • Bone Dream (1985)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...

  • Lament (1985)Lament (1985)

    9 minutes

    Broadcast quality black and white video. Sound mix by Eiko & Koma. Videographed July, 1985 at the Triplex Theatre, New York, NY. Edited 1...

  • Wallow (1984)Wallow (1984)

    19 minutes

    Media Work. Full length. Adapted from their performance work Fur Seal (1977), this video is the first and only outdoor work Eiko & Ko...

  • Tentacle (1983)Tentacle (1983)

    7 minutes

    Sound score: Japanese folk music. Videographed August, 1983 at the ARC Studio, New York, NY. Made possible with funds from the National E...

Documentary

  • My Parents (2004)My Parents (2004)

    12 minutes

    Documentary. Full length. Photo courtesy of the Walker Art Center Edited and narrated by Shin Otake, Eiko & Koma's second son. Created...

  • Naked: A Gallery View (2011)Naked: A Gallery View (2011)

    6 minutes

    Commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Eiko & Koma created the living installation Naked and performed it all hours the mu...

  • Eiko & Koma: The Retrospective Project (2009)Eiko & Koma: The Retrospective Project (2009)

    10 minutes

    Documentary. Full length. This short video captures Eiko & Koma as they prepare and open their exhibition at Wesleyan University in 2...

  • Dancing in Water: The Making of River (2009)Dancing in Water: The Making of River (2009)

    17 minutes

    Documentary. Full length. The first video documentary created by Eiko & Koma as a part of Eiko & Koma's Retrospective Project with the...

  • The Atomic Bomb: A Study in Movement and HistoryThe Atomic Bomb: A Study in Movement and History

    8 minutes

    Documentary. Full length. A short documentary about the course dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake co-taught with History Professor Willia...

  • Creating Hunger at MANCC (2008)Creating Hunger at MANCC (2008)

    5 minutes

    Documentary. Full length. Eiko & Koma collaborated with Cambodian artists Charian and Peace in creating and performing their 2008 full...

  • The Making of Cambodian Stories (2006) The Making of Cambodian Stories (2006)

    23 minutes

    Documentary. Full length. This video documents Eiko & Koma as they work with their young Cambodian collaborators in Phnom Penh in 200...

  • Student Movement Task Force at Wesleyan University Student Movement Task Force at Wesleyan University

  • Cambodian Story (2006)Cambodian Story (2006)

    49 minutes

    Documentary. 49 Minutes. Color video. This film explores the collaboration between Eiko & Koma and students from the Reyum Institute of A...

  • Eiko & Koma at YBCAEiko & Koma at YBCA

    2 minutes

    A promotion video created by YBCA staff for Eiko & Koma's two week engagement in 2012 season. The video includes archival footage and in...

  • Offering in Manhattan (2002)Offering in Manhattan (2002)

    14 minutes

    Performance excerpt. Eiko & Koma conceived and created Offering as a mourning ritual in post 9/11 New York City and performed it in si...

Performance and Installation Excerpts

  • 38 Works by Eiko & Koma 38 Works by Eiko & Koma

    38 minutes

    This video is a chronological survey of Eiko & Koma's performance works. From each piece, only a brief section is selected to represent t...

  • Fragile (2012)Fragile (2012)

    1 minute

    [LINK 1812]Fragile[LINK], a collaborative event created and performed by [LINK kronosquartet.org]Kronos Quartet[LINK] and Eiko & Koma, ha...

  • Water (2011)Water (2011)

    8 minutes

    8 minute excerpt of Water, a work co-commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Skirball Center Los Angels. Camera by Joanna Arn...

  • Video Installation: Residue of NakednessVideo Installation: Residue of Nakedness

    From November 27-December 18, 2012, Colorado College presented video installation Residue of Nakedness in IDEA space co-curated with the ...

  • A Quick Tour of Residue of NakednessA Quick Tour of Residue of Nakedness

    90 sec

    From November 27-December 18, 2012, Colorado College presented video installation Residue of Nakedness in IDEA space co-curated with the ...

  • REGENERATION I: RAVEN (2010)REGENERATION I: RAVEN (2010)

    18 minutes

    Full length video of RAVEN as a part of REGENERATION (2010), a program designed for the Retrospective Project. Commissioned by Danspac...

  • Regeneration II: Night Tide (1984)Regeneration II: Night Tide (1984)

    10 minutes

    Full Length Video Night Tide (1984) was the first piece by Eiko & Koma with full nudity. It was revived as a part of Regeneration, the R...

  • Regeneration III: White Dance Revival (2010)Regeneration III: White Dance Revival (2010)

    The revival of WHITE DANCE (1976), the first work Eiko & Koma showed in America, was commissioned with support from the National Endowmen...

  • Raven with Robert Mirabal ( 2010)Raven with Robert Mirabal ( 2010)

    6 minutes

    Eiko's solo and duet from the premiere performance of RAVEN on May 27, 2010 at Danspace Project, New York City. Camera by Joanna Arnow

  • Raven - Wesleyan Univ (2009)Raven - Wesleyan Univ (2009)

    9 minutes

    Performance excerpt. On December 15, 2009, Eiko & Koma performed Raven for the second time in Zilkha Gallery, where their exhibition T...

  • Hunger (2008)Hunger (2008)

    7 minutes

    Excerpt from a performance at the Joyce Theater in New York. This is the section of Eiko & Koma's duet and Charian and Peace's painting o...

  • Mourning (2007)Mourning (2007)

    9 minutes

    Performance excerpt. Mourning is a collaboration between Eiko & Koma and pianist Margaret Leng Tan. The piece was commissioned by the ...

  • Cambodian Stories Revisited (2007)Cambodian Stories Revisited (2007)

    2 minutes

    Performance excerpt. A year after their 12-city tour of Cambodian Stories with 11 young Cambodian artists, Eiko & Koma invited two of ...

  • Cambodian Stories (2006)Cambodian Stories (2006)

    2 minutes

    Performance excerpt. In creating and performing Cambodian Stories: Offering of Painting and Dance, Eiko & Koma collaborated with 11 yo...

  • Death Poem (2005)Death Poem (2005)

    46 minutes

    Co-commissioned by the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Danspace Project, [LINK 1824]Death Poem[LINK] is a meditation on dyin...

  • Death Poem - Eiko's solo (2005)Death Poem - Eiko's solo (2005)

    Co-commissioned by the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Danspace Project, [LINK 1824]Death Poem[LINK] is a meditation on dyin...

  • Tree Song (2004)Tree Song (2004)

    2 minutes

    Performance excerpt. In [LINK 1853]Tree Song[LINK], Eiko & Koma continue their exploration of the body as a part of the landscape and ...

  • When Nights Were Dark (2000)When Nights Were Dark (2000)

    8 minutes

    Performance excerpt. The set of [LINK 1827]When Nights Were Dark[LINK] was hand-crafted by Eiko and Koma during their residency on the...

  • The Caravan Project (1999)The Caravan Project (1999)

    2 minutes

    Performance excerpt. The Caravan Project was presented in busy urban plazas as well as in rural villages. This video is an excerpt of...

  • River (procenium version 1997)River (procenium version 1997)

    3 minutes

    Performance excerpt. After performing outdoor work River in nine water sites, Eiko & Koma collaborated with composer Somei Satoh and K...

  • RIver (outdoor 1995)RIver (outdoor 1995)

    6 minutes

    Performance excerpt. An excerpt from Eiko & Koma's 1995 outdoor work River. The performance shown above took place at Duke University ...

  • Wind (1993)Wind (1993)

    10 minutes

    Performance excerpt. Wind (75 minutes) is a full evening performance work. A number of artists collaborated to produce music for this...

  • Land (1991)Land (1991)

    3 minutes

    Performance excerpt. This short excerpt was taken from a full length video shot and edited by Douglas Rosenberg for the occasion of Ei...

  • Rust (1989)Rust (1989)

    9 minutes

    Performance footage. Full length. Rust was commissioned by the American Dance Festival where it premiered in 1989. The piece was perfo...

  • Tree (1988)Tree (1988)

    2 minutes

    Performance excerpt. "Tree is wounded with its own memory." This idea was the theme of Eiko & Koma's 1988 work, Tree, a piece set t...

  • By The River (1986)By The River (1986)

    11minutes

    Excerpt. Commissioned by Boston Dance Umbrella, this work was created in 1986 during a month-long residency in Boston. Clayton Campbell p...

  • Thirst (1985)Thirst (1985)

    31 minutes

    Performance footage. Full length. Thirst is Eiko & Koma's first longer piece to be performed entirely without music. The painted the b...

  • Fur Seal (1983)Fur Seal (1983)

    8 minutes

    Performance excerpt. Fur Seal is the second full evening work Eiko & Koma presented after they arrived in the U.S. in 1976. The piece ...

  • Beam (1983)Beam (1983)

    12 minutes

    Performance footage. Full length. Beam was the first of Eiko and Koma's pieces to be commissioned by the American Dance Festival, and ...

  • Grain* (1983)Grain* (1983)

    14 minutes

    Performance excerpt. Grain is Eiko & Koma's full-evening length work premiered in 1983. Uploaded here are Koma's solo and Eiko's solo ...

  • Event Fission (1980)Event Fission (1980)

    4 minutes

    Performance excerpt. This video is from Eiko & Koma's outdoor performance in "Art on the Beach" on the Hudson River landfill, produce...

  • Before the Cock Crows (1978)Before the Cock Crows (1978)

    4 minutes

    Performance excerpt. This piece was performed to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean folk music. The accompaniment brings the influence o...

  • White Dance (1976)White Dance (1976)

    6 minutes

    Performance excerpt. In May 1976, Eiko & Koma performed White Dance, subtitled Moth, for their U.S. debut at the Japan Society and in ...

Eiko's solo project

  • A Body In Fukushima (2014)A Body In Fukushima (2014)

    32min

    30 min video created from photographs by William Johnston. In January 2014, I traveled to Fukushima, Japan with photographer and Japa...

  • Eiko's solo Edited 18 min.Eiko's solo Edited 18 min.

    18 min.

    During the run of TWO WOMEN at 2014 River to River Festival, Eiko rehearsed a version of her new solo work A BODY IN PLACES. Camera by ...

  • a section from Eiko's soloa section from Eiko's  solo

    4min

    this is a part of a solo work Eiko is working on. Shot in LMCC arts Center of Governors Island during the residency in June 2014. Camera ...

  • Private Body/ Public Place (5 min)Private Body/ Public Place (5 min)

    5 minutes

    This is the five minute excerpt of a movement installation performed by the students of the Eugene Lang College/New School with Eiko who ...

  • Private Body/Public Space (17min)Private Body/Public Space (17min)

    17 minutes

    This is the seventeen minute excerpt of a movement installation performed by the students of the Eugene Lang College/New School with Eiko...

  • After RainAfter Rain

    A short video Eiko created from photographs taken by william Johnston during LMCC Governos Island residency in May, 2014

  • A Body in Fukushima, A Quick ViewA Body in Fukushima, A Quick View

    This video provides fast and partial view of [LINL 3798]

Interviews and Conversations

  • Exposed SoulsExposed Souls

    5 minutes 30 sec

    Simple, complex and “bare-bottom naked” — Eiko & Koma reveal a multitude of meanings in their work and in their lives. Clarice Smi...

  • Book Discussion at Jacob's PillowBook Discussion at Jacob's Pillow

    37 minutes

    Maura Keefe, Suzanne Carbonneau, and Norton Owen discuss about Eiko & Koma's retrospective project and the catalog, [LINK 3291]Time Is No...

  • David Harrington's VisitDavid Harrington's Visit

    6 minutes

    In the summer of 2010, Eiko & Koma started communicating with Kronos Quartet about their new collaboration project. David Harrington visi...

  • Conversations on Naked: April 9, 2011, Part IConversations on Naked: April 9, 2011, Part I

    24 minutes

    On Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2pm, Forrest Gander and Miwako Tezuka conversed about the use of nudity, intimacy and space in Eiko & Koma'...

  • Conversations on Naked: April 9, 2011, Part IIConversations on Naked: April 9, 2011, Part II

    On Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2pm, Forrest Gander and Miwako Tezuka conversed about the use of nudity, intimacy and space in Eiko & Koma'...

  • Conversations on Naked: April 2, 2011, part IConversations on Naked: April 2, 2011, part I

    On Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2pm, Doryun Chong and Judy Hussie-Taylor conversed about the use of nudity, intimacy and space in Eiko & Ko...

  • Conversations on Naked: April 2, 2011, part IIConversations on Naked: April 2, 2011, part II

    On Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2pm, Doryun Chong and Judy Hussie-Taylor conversed about the use of nudity, intimacy and space in Eiko & Ko...

  • Discussion with Robert Mirabal and Margaret Leng TanDiscussion with Robert Mirabal and Margaret Leng Tan

    22 minutes

    This is an edited archive of a post-performance discussion by Eiko & Koma with two of their music collaborators following the program tit...

  • Radio Interview for the Dublicn Dance FestivalRadio Interview for the  Dublicn Dance Festival

    5 min

    Regan Hutchins interviewed Eiko & Koma. Edited 5 minute program was broadcast on RTE Lyric FM’s The Culture File on May 16, 2011

  • Interview with Beate GordonInterview with Beate Gordon

    Mrs. Beate Gordon is the former Performing Arts Director of the Japan Society and of Asia Society. She presented Eiko & Koma's New York d...

  • Interview with Robert MirabalInterview with Robert Mirabal

    4 minutes

    Robert Mirabal collaborated with Eiko & Koma on Land (1991). He composed the commissioned score and performed live for all performances i...

  • Talking Dance with Eiko & Koma ( at Walker Art Center)Talking Dance with Eiko & Koma ( at Walker Art Center)

    Movement artists and Walker artists-in-residence Eiko & Koma join senior performing arts curator Philip Bither for a candid and casual di...

  • Interview with Philip Bither Interview with Philip Bither

    2minutes 40sec

    Philip Bother is a senior curator in performing arts in the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, which is commissioning a new living installa...

  • Walker Curators' Conversation on NakedWalker Curators' Conversation on Naked

    1 hour

    Philip Bither, Doug Benidt, and Bartholomew Ryan (Walker curators) talk about their experience working with Eiko & Koma on the artists' l...

  • Producer Sam Miller speaksProducer Sam Miller speaks

    3 minutes 30 second

    Sam Miller, the producer of Eiko & Koma's Retrospective Project, speaks to the audience about the vision and contents of the project on ...

  • Charles Reinhart SpeaksCharles Reinhart Speaks

    2 minutes 36 sec

    Charles Reinhart is the Director of American Dance Festival, which has commissioned and presented many works by Eiko & Koma. Charles was ...

  • Interview with Doryun ChongInterview with Doryun Chong

    2 minutes

    Doryun Chong is the associate curator of painting and sculpture of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and a friend of Eiko & Koma. Dory...

  • Charles Reinhart Interview (2007)Charles Reinhart Interview (2007)

    4 minutes

    Charles L. Reinhart, the Director of American Dance Festival, talks about Grain He has been an extraordinary champion of Eiko & Koma’s...

Artstic responses