Eiko’s “A Body in Places”


Eiko (who has danced for the past 40 years with her husband and creative partner Koma as the duo Eiko & Koma) is for the first time expanding into the realm of solo artist in A Body in Places. Central to A Body in Places is Eiko’s drive to explore non-traditional venues and respond to the innate characteristics of the specific place. The solo will be performed for very intimate audiences. These mini performances will offer a strange and intense experience that invites, almost forces, the viewer’s gaze to engage the performer’s gaze. Performing as a soloist, Eiko willfully partners with the particularities of places and viewers.

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This work also includes the photo exhibition A Body in Fukushima with photographs by William Johnston of Eiko in radiation-affected Fukushima. The gallery locations, dates, and hours are listed below.

Reynolds Industries Theater
Duke University West Campus
125 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708
Exhibit Dates:     June 14–July 23
Gallery Hours:    Closed to the public. Only open during performances.           

Pleiades Gallery
109 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
** Reception with Eiko: July 2, 5:00–7:00pm **
Exhibit Dates:      June 18–July 25
Gallery Hours:     Thursday, 12:00–7:00pm
                               Friday & Saturday, 12:00–8:00pm
                               Sunday, 12:00–3:00pm
                               Or by appointment 919-797-2706

Durham Arts Council
Allenton Gallery and Semans Gallery
120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701
Exhibit Dates:       July 5–July 25
Gallery Hours:      Monday–Saturday, 9:00am–9:00pm
                                Sunday, 1:00–6:00pm

This exhibition is part of the Durham Arts Council Exhibit Program. http://www.durhamarts.org/

The presentation of A Body in Places by Eiko is made possible with support from PNC. Additional support provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Cordoba Center for the Arts

July 7 to July 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm