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Residue NY Times | Eiko + Koma
Residue NY Times
photo Anna Lee Campbell

The Week Ahead

  • The New York Times, Augist 28, 2011
  • Roslyn Sulca

Eiko & Koma (Friday and Saturday, Monday through Thursday) The Japanese artists Eiko and Koma have lived and performed in the United States for more than 40 years, and they are celebrating those decades with the Retrospective Project, which has taken performances and exhibitions all over the country since 2009. “Residue,” an installation and collection at the New York Library for the Performing Arts, offers videos of their performances, costumes, sets and materials, as well as a tea-house structure made from canvas, feathers, sweet rice and sea salt — elements used in the brilliant “Naked,” performed this year at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. If you have never seen the strange, fascinating work of Eiko & Koma, in which life moves both glacially and with the urgent power of nature, the exhibition offers a glimpse of their magic. If you are already a fan, you’ll be happily reminded why. (Through Oct. 30.) Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. and Monday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Avenue, at 65th Street, Lincoln Center, (917) 275-6975, nypl.org/lpa; free.