Videos

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Solo projects

  • Eiko Outside the Pablo Neruda HouseEiko Outside the Pablo Neruda House

    On January 5, 2015, Eiko visited the Pablo Neruda House with poets C.D. Wright and forrest Gander. Eiko danced a brief exploration near t...

  • Un Curepo en Lugares (A Body in Places) in SantiagoUn Curepo en Lugares (A Body in Places) in Santiago

    16 min.

    Archival 16 minute. From January 6 through January 10, Eiko performed her A Body in Places (Un Cuuerpo en Lugares) ten times at GAM (Cen...

  • A Body in an ObservatoryA Body in an Observatory

    Eiko performed "A Body in Places" at Wesleyan University's Van Vleck Observatory on Nov 6-7 in commemoration of the commemorating its 100...

  • A Body in Places 2014-2015A Body in Places 2014-2015

    A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project. These fast paced excerpts illuminate how Eiko choreographs for and ...

  • Eiko dances with Hiroshima PanelsEiko dances with Hiroshima Panels

    For the Nov. 13, 2015 opening of the Hiroshima Panels by Iri and Toshi Maruki at Pioneer Works, Eiko danced in honor of the Hiroshima Pan...

  • A Body in Fukushima: Pioneer WorksA Body in Fukushima: Pioneer Works

    A Body in Fukushima, curated by Pioneer Works Director Gabriel Florenz, presents a series of color photographs by artist Eiko Otake and p...

  • A Body in an Unlived House (day)A Body in an Unlived House (day)

    On Oct 4 and 5, 2015, Eiko performed three times each day at Wesleyan University's Alsop House. This video shows the Oct 4th afternoon pe...

  • A Body in an Unlived House (night)A Body in an Unlived House (night)

    On Oct 4 and 5, 2015, Eiko performed three times each day at Wesleyan University's Alsop House. This video shows the Oct 5th evening perf...

  • A Body in Russell LibraryA Body in Russell Library

    In continuation of [LINK http://eikoandkoma.org/abodyinplaces] her solo project[LINK], Eiko brought the second installation of [LINK http...

  • A Body in a Station at Fulton CenterA Body in a Station at Fulton Center

    As part of the River To River Festival presented by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Eiko performed [LINK 3774] A Body in a S...

  • Open Studios: Eiko and Emmanuelle HuynhOpen Studios: Eiko and Emmanuelle Huynh

    A compilation of photos from Eiko's May 2015 performance with Emmanuelle Huynh in Brussels at the Thalie Art Foundation during the “Wab...

  • A Body in Lower ManhattanA Body in Lower Manhattan

    Prior to her performance of [LINK 3774] A Body in a Station [LINK] at Fulton Center, Eiko explores Lower Manhattan on June 6, 2015, Sat...

  • Two Bodies in BrusselsTwo Bodies in Brussels

    In May 2015, Eiko joined French choreographer and dancer Emmanuelle Huynh in Brussels to perform at Thalie Art Foundation during the “W...

  • A Body in a LibraryA Body in a Library

    In February 2015, Eiko brought her A Body in Places project to Wesleyan University's Olin Library. The largely student audience followed ...

  • Koma's solo Project: The Ghost FestivalKoma's solo Project: The Ghost Festival

    [LINK 3900]The Ghost Festival[LINK] is a new dance/art project by Koma, his first solo work.

  • Washington FlowerWashington Flower

    2 min 24 sec

    An excerpt from work-in-progress performance at Dance Place on May 10, 2015. Camera by David Dowlwing. Edited by Koma.

  • A Body in Fukushima: Winter 2014 (excerpt)A Body in Fukushima: Winter 2014 (excerpt)

    5 min

    This video provides an introduction to Eiko's solo project [LINK 3765]A Body in Fukushima[LINK] and consists of only still photos William...

  • A Body in Fukushima: Summer 2014 (excerpt)A Body in Fukushima: Summer 2014 (excerpt)

    6 min.

    This excerpt is the second introduction video for [LINK 3765]A Body in Fukushima[LINK], a collaboration between photographer William John...

  • A Body In Fukushima: Winter 2014A Body In Fukushima: Winter 2014

    32min

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

  • A Body in Fukushima: Summer 2014A Body in Fukushima: Summer 2014

    52 min.

    This video was created by Eiko with assistance by Ben Grinberg using the photographs by William Johnston of Eiko in Fukushima. Sound scor...

  • A Body in Fukushima: January and July, 2014A Body in Fukushima: January and July, 2014

    51 min.

    This video consists of only still photos by William Johnston shot in Fukushima, Japan in January and July 2014. Eiko created the video to...

  • Artists ConversationArtists Conversation

    44 minutes

    Photographer William Johnston and Eiko talk about their collaboration project, [LINK 3765]A Body in Fukushima[LINK]. William Johnston...

  • A Body in Fukushima at WesleyanA Body in Fukushima at Wesleyan

    A Body in Fukushima features photographs by William Johnston of Eiko taken in Fukushima, Japan and videos Eiko created from Johnston's st...

  • A Body in Fukushima at GOCAA Body in Fukushima at GOCA

    3:55

    This video, shot and edited by Patrizia Herminjard, shows the photo exhibit of A BODY IN FUKUSHIMA at the Gallery of Contemporary Arts of...

  • A Body in Fukushima: Momouchi SummerA Body in Fukushima: Momouchi Summer

    This video piece was created as a part of photo exhibition, A BODY IN FUKUSHIMA, a collaboration between photographer William Johnston an...

  • A BODY IN A STATION (videos and photos. 4 min.)A BODY IN A STATION (videos and photos. 4 min.)

    4 min 20 sec

    A four minute excerpt of A BODY IN A STATION, Eiko's 12 hour performance in Philadelphia station in the fall of 2014 presented by the Pen...

  • A Body in a Station on Four Fridays (an excerpt. 18 min) A Body in a Station on Four Fridays (an excerpt. 18 min)

    18 min.

    This excerpt includes videos, still photos, and audience interviews. [LINK 3774]A Body in a Station[LINK] was a series of three-hour p...

  • A Body in A Station (Rehearsal photos, 7 min)A Body in A Station (Rehearsal photos, 7 min)

    7 min

    This video was made from the photos of Eiko during the rehearsal of A BODY IN A STATION on September 26, 2014. Eiko performed the work fo...

  • A Body in a Station (photo essay from the last performance)A Body in a Station (photo essay from the last performance)

    2 min 30 sec.

    This video was created from the photos Zack Zecha took during the last half hour of the three hour performance of A BODY IN A STATION, fr...

  • A Body in a Station: Philadelphia (2 min excerpt)A Body in a Station: Philadelphia (2 min excerpt)

    2 min 30 sec

    A short excerpt from Eiko's solo performance, [LINK 3774]A Body in a Station [LINK], at Philadelphia 30th Street Amtrak Station. Presente...

  • The Ending of A Body in Philadelphia Station The Ending of A Body in Philadelphia Station

    4 min 45 sec

    In October 2014, presented by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Eiko performed in Philadelphia's 30th Station on four Fridays, t...

  • A Body in Places (an edited excerpt)A Body in Places (an edited excerpt)

    18 min.

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

  • Eiko in front of Fulton Center Commercial ScreenEiko in front of Fulton Center Commercial Screen

    37 sec

    I will perform A BODY IN A STATION in Fulton Center on June 22-24, 2015 as part of River to River Festival. The Fulton Center opened last...

  • A Body in Places (a short excerpt)A Body in Places (a short excerpt)

    4min

    This is a part of a solo work Eiko is working on. Shot in the LMCC Arts Center of Governors Island during her residency in June 2014. Cam...

  • 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 Place (17min)Private Body/Public Place (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 Eiko's residency at LMCC's Art Center at Governors Island in...

  • 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 ...

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

    8 minutes

    A short documentary about the course dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake co-taught with History Professor William Johnston at Wesleyan Univer...

  • A Body in Fukushima Exhibition at GAM, Santiago, ChileA Body in Fukushima Exhibition at GAM, Santiago, Chile

    4min. 22sec.

    This video shows the layout of the photo exhibition A BODY IN FUKUSHIMA (Un Cuerpo en Fukushima), a collaborative project between photogr...

Eiko & Koma: 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...

Eiko & Koma: 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Eiko & Koma: 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...

  • 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)

    18 min.

    This video is from Eiko & Koma's 1980 outdoor performance in "Art on the Beach" on the Hudson River landfill, produced by Creative Time. ...

  • 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 ...

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