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Videos

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Eiko's interview on International Journal of Screendance

Eiko created a new website for her solo works and collaboration projects. Please go to eikootake.org

The Duet Project

  • My Duet Partners (2019)My Duet Partners (2019)

    Eiko edited this excerpts from many duets she created and performed with artists of varied backgrounds. The video includes includes perf...

  • Elegies: with John Killacky (2019)Elegies: with John Killacky (2019)

    9 min 36 sec

    John is Eiko's long time friend. It was in July 2018 when both of them were attending the tree planting ceremony of their mutual friend S...

  • With DonChristian Jones (2019)With DonChristian Jones (2019)

    Lightly edited excerpt from archival footage of the third scene of The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable Premiered July 8-10 2019 at A...

  • With Ann CarlsonWith Ann Carlson

    During Eiko's creative residency at UCLA, EIko invited Ann Carlson to experiment with her in studio. Both Eiko and Ann clearly remember t...

  • Beverly's Portraits (2019)Beverly's Portraits (2019)

    4 min 22nd

    This is a video Eiko created from Beverly's paintings she saw at her exhibitions. Eiko used this video in the performance of The Duet Pro...

  • With Beverly McIver (2019)With Beverly McIver (2019)

    Lightly edited archival footage of the first scene of The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable Premiered July 8-10 2019 at American Dance...

  • ADF Premiere (2019)ADF Premiere (2019)

    25 min (excerpt)

    Conceived and directed by Eiko Otake Dramaturg Mark McCloughan This excerpt includes pre-performance installation performed by DonChr...

  • With Sam Miller (2019)With Sam Miller (2019)

    This video was an excerpts from two performances, one at "Remembering Sam" event Wesleyan University in May 2019 and the other is at the...

  • With Ishmael Houston Jones (2016 and 2019)With Ishmael Houston Jones (2016 and 2019)

    The video combines EIko's talking duet with Ismael in 2016 and the 2019 duet performance at PICA's TBA festival.

  • With Ishmael at PICA (2019)With Ishmael at PICA (2019)

    This is an excerpt of a duet between Eiko and Ishmael Houston-Jones. Eiko performed at PICA's TBA Festival 2019.

  • With David Brick (2019)With David Brick (2019)

    Eiko first worked with David Brick during the Platform 2016. Subsequently David asked Eiko to be "an agitator" for his ambitious Quiet Ci...

  • With Chitra Vairavan (2019)With Chitra Vairavan (2019)

    EIko choreographed a solo to Chitra Vairavan with an idea of that a solo is a duet with invisible partner. After her performing that sol...

  • With Iris McCloughan (2019)With Iris McCloughan (2019)

    15 min

    Lightly edited archival footage of an excerpt from The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable Premiered July 8-10 2019 at ADF Camera by ...

  • "Bodies" practice and performance (2019)

    8 min

    This piece combines two videos. The first part (PRACTICE), draws from three different sets of footage. Eiko and Don Christian Jones' rehe...

  • With Alexis Moh (2019)With Alexis Moh (2019)

    Lightly edited archival footage of an excerpt from the second scene of The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable Premiered July 8-10 2019 ...

  • Duet Project Scrap BookDuet Project Scrap Book

    10 min

    An on-going compilation of Eiko's Duet Project.

  • Friends: Merian and Eiko (2019)Friends: Merian and Eiko (2019)

    This video was created for and used as a pre-show video ( from house open to the welcome speech) in the work-in-progress showing of The D...

  • Clothes from my mother's closet (2019)Clothes from my mother's closet (2019)

    A scene from rehearsals working with Merian Soto at Temple University

  • Tides of Manaunaun (2018)Tides of Manaunaun (2018)

    4 min

    The no cut take of Eiko performing with Margaret Leng Tan at the Cathedral of St John the Divine on November 20, 2018. Camera by Alexis...

  • The Banshee (2018)The Banshee (2018)

    3 min 30 sec

    The no cut take of Eiko performing with Margaret Leng Tan at the Cathedral of St John the Divine on November 20, 2018. . This was a part ...

  • With DonChristian Jones (2018)With DonChristian Jones (2018)

    This is an excerpt of a duet between DonChristian Jones and Eiko as a part of her Duet Project showing on November 20th, 2018 at the cath...

  • With Iris McCloughan (2018)With Iris McCloughan (2018)

    5 min

    Eiko performed this duet with Iris McCloughan as a part of the evening on Nov 20, 2018 at the Cathedral of St John the Divine

  • With C.D.Wright (2018)With C.D.Wright (2018)

    This video includes C.D. Wright in Santiago Chile(2016) and Eiko's subsequent performance with the memories of her.

  • Duets (2016-2017)Duets (2016-2017)

    After Eiko developed her solo performance practice, she has also opened herself for experimental duets. This video shows excerpts of her ...

  • C.D. Wright Memorial (2016)C.D. Wright Memorial (2016)

    Eiko was invited to perform at poet C.D. Wright memorial on October 20, 2016 at CUNY New York.

  • C.D. Wright recites in Santiago (2016)C.D. Wright recites in Santiago (2016)

    Poet C.D. Wright recited her two poems in Santiago, Chile in a gallery at GAM (Centro de las artes, la cultura) that housed Eiko and Will...

  • Four Duets (2016)Four Duets (2016)

    While Eiko worked as a soloist, she also was occasionally engaged in dancing various duets. This video consists of three "Talking Duets" ...

  • Open Studio with Okwui Okpokwasili (2016)Open Studio with Okwui Okpokwasili (2016)

    5 min 12 sec Excerpt

    As part of River To River Festival and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's River 2016 To River Festival OPEN STUDIO, Eiko performed TALKIN...

  • PLATFORM: Talking Duets 1 & 2 (2016)PLATFORM: Talking Duets 1 & 2 (2016)

    [LINK http://eikoandkoma.org/talkingduets]Talking Duets[LINK] is a playful structured improvisational score created and performed by Fren...

  • Talking Duet with Emmanuelle Huynh (2016)Talking Duet with Emmanuelle Huynh (2016)

    Eiko invited Emmanuelle Huynh to participate in "Talking Duet" during the 2016 Danspace Project's Platform, "A Body in Places." Camera by...

  • Two Bodies in Brussels (2015)Two Bodies in Brussels (2015)

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

  • Photo video with Emmanuelle Huynh (2015)Photo video with Emmanuelle Huynh (2015)

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

  • Two Women (2014)Two Women (2014)

    This is the first duet Eiko created and performed in 2014 with a collaborator other than Koma, before her solo project and Duet project. ...

Eiko's Solo: A Body in Places

A Body in Fukushima

Special Events

Eiko Media Works

  • Room (2020)Room (2020)

    5 min 25 sec

    Camera by DonChristian Jones Filmed during the Rauschenberg Residency Captiva, FL in November 2017 Edited by Eiko Otake during the 2020...

  • Elegies (2019)Elegies (2019)

    ohn is Eiko's long time friend. It was in July 2018 when both of them were attending the tree planting ceremony of their mutual friend Sa...

  • Run! (2019)Run! (2019)

    5 min 48 sec

    This video will be shown as a part of the outdoor movement installation, "bodies," on March 29, 2019. "bodies" will be performed by Eiko ...

  • A Body with California Landscapes (2019)A Body with California Landscapes (2019)

    14 min 35 sec

    This video shows the design/choreography of Eiko's three-channel installation on one screen. In a gallery, three sequences are projec...

  • With Mother in Twilight (2019)With Mother in Twilight (2019)

    Eiko performed for a camera, with an image of her mother in her coffin, in the woods near Alfred University during her residency in June ...

  • Visiting Manzanar (2019)Visiting Manzanar (2019)

    On April 30, 2019, Eiko and Alexis Moh, one of Eiko's collaborators in her Duet Project, visited the site of the Manzanar Historical Site...

  • Night with Moths (2019)Night with Moths (2019)

    17min 34 sec

    This video shows how two different parts of videos are composed as a two screen video installation. Collaboration with Joseph Sheer(prin...

  • Sequoia: River (2019)Sequoia: River (2019)

    Shot in the California's Sequoia National Forest in May 2019. This video is a part of the collaboration between Eiko and Alexis Moh, a fi...

  • Death Valley: My Stomach (2019)Death Valley: My Stomach (2019)

    Shot in the Sand Dune in Death Valley in May 2019. This video is a part of the collaboration between Eiko and Alexis Moh, a film maker as...

  • Death Valley: Eating Salt (2019)Death Valley: Eating Salt (2019)

    Shot in the Sand Dune in Death Valley in April 2019. This video is a part of the collaboration between Eiko and Alexis Moh, a film maker ...

  • Death Valley: Sand (2019)Death Valley: Sand (2019)

    2 min

    Shot in the Sand Dune in Death Valley on May 2, 2019. This video is a part of the collaboraiton between Eiko and Alexis Moh, a film maker...

  • Sequoia: Root (2019)Sequoia: Root (2019)

    Shot in the California's Sequoia National Forest in May 2019. This video is a part of the collaboration between Eiko and Alexis Moh, a fi...

  • A Duet With My Grandfather I Have Never Met (2018)A Duet With My Grandfather I Have Never Met (2018)

    9 min

    As a part of Eiko's new Duet Project: Distance is Malleable, Eiko creates a duet with her grandfather's paintings. Painter Chikuha Otake ...

  • With Red (2018)With Red (2018)

    28 min

    This video complies many of Eiko's solo site performances. The red cloth Eiko often (but not always) uses in her performance is the focus...

  • Alone in the Cathedral (2017)Alone in the Cathedral (2017)

    12min 49sec

    As an artist-in-residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Eiko often performs unannounced during the Cathedral's open hours. But...

  • Soak (2017)Soak (2017)

    7min 19 sec

    The first video work created collaboratively with DonChritian as a part of Eiko's Duet Project Performed by Eiko Otake and DonChristia...

  • Visit (2017)Visit (2017)

    6 min 30 sec

    a video work collaboratively created by Eiko and DonChristian Jones as a part of The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable

  • Tree (2017)Tree (2017)

    3 min 24 sec

    Performed by DonChristian and Eiko Otake Camera by DonChristian and Eiko Otake Edit by Eiko Otake Created during the 2017 Rauschenberg...

  • Sea (2017)Sea (2017)

    7 min 24 sec

    Performed by Eiko Otake and DonChristian Camera by Eiko Otake and DonChristian Edit by Eiko Otake Created during the 2017 Rauschenberg...

  • Night (2017)Night (2017)

    42 sec

    Camera by DonChristian Performed by Eiko and DonChristian Created during the 2017 Rauschenberg Residency for [LINK 4767]The Duet Projec...

  • Fall (2017)Fall (2017)

    3 min

    performed by Eiko Otake Camera by DonChristian Jones Created during the 2017 November Rauschenberg Residency

  • A Body in East Village (2016)A Body in East Village (2016)

    20 min

    Eiko's solo project, "A Body in Places," was the focus of [LINK 4268]Danspace Project's tenth PLATFORM[LINK], a month-long curated progra...

  • A Body on Wall Street (2016)A Body on Wall Street (2016)

    7 min 29 sec

    Performed as the third of a three-year curatorial collaboration with the River To River Festival, "A Body on Wall Street" is the latest c...

  • Red in a Cathedral (2016)Red in a Cathedral (2016)

    In 2016, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine invited Eiko to become an artist-in-residence. As such, Eiko is free to wander around, expl...

  • A Body at Indian Point (2016)A Body at Indian Point (2016)

    Indian Point Energy Center is a nuclear power plant on the east bank of the Hudson River, just south of Peekskill and 36 miles north of M...

  • A Body in Lower Manhattan (2015)A Body in Lower Manhattan (2015)

    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...

  • After Rain (2015)After Rain (2015)

    1 min 53 sec

    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 Body with Commercials (2015)A Body with Commercials (2015)

    37 sec

    Eiko in front of Fulton Center Commercial Screen Eiko performed A BODY IN A STATION in Fulton Center on June 22-24, 2015 as part of Ri...

Eiko Exhibitions and Installations

Koma's Solo projects

  • The Ghost FestivalThe Ghost Festival

    This new dance/art project by Koma is his first [LINK 3900]solo work[LINK]. Koma appears at the site towing the trailer with his Jeep. Tr...

  • Washington FlowerWashington Flower

E&K 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 premier...

  • 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)

    11 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...

E&K 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...

  • Eiko & Koma at YBCA (2012)Eiko & Koma at YBCA (2012)

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Retrospective Project (2009)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...

  • Dancing in Hospital (2005)Dancing in Hospital (2005)

    Eiko & Koma were invited to perform at Duke University Hospital. Guided by the Hospital's art program, they danced in individual rooms of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

E&K Performance 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) full lengthDeath Poem (2005) full length

    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 (excerpt. 2005) Death Poem - Eiko's solo (excerpt. 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) ExcerptEvent Fission (1980) Excerpt

    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. ...

  • Event Fission (1980) Shorter excerptEvent Fission (1980) Shorter excerpt

    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 ...

Delicious Movement Workshop

Interviews and Conversations

Artstic collaborations and responses