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A Week of Performance Art

Eiko Otake

Eiko Otake

Eiko Otake on Campus

Acclaimed dance performance artist Eiko Otake will give a presentation of her work, A Body In Fukushima, on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Otake will also perform A Body in Places in several unexpected sites, engaging students, faculty and community members as part of her weeklong residency at Dickinson. On Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. she will be in the Waidner-Spahr Library; on Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. in the Holland Union Building; and on Wednesday, April 5, at 12 p.m. in Carlisle’s Bosler Memorial Library.

Otake is a movement-based multidisciplinary performing artist. For more than 40 years, she has worked with Takashi Koma Otake as “Eiko & Koma,” performing worldwide. For the more than 50 works they have co-created, both Eiko and Koma handcrafted sets, costumes, sound and media. Otake is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award, the Dance Magazine Award and numerous other honors. She regularly teaches at Wesleyan University, New York University and Colorado College.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, supported by the Cecil Andrew and Adeline Ewing Fund and co-sponsored by the departments of theatre & dance; women's, gender & sexuality studies; and East Asian studies. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme: “Media, Technology and Civic Engagement.”

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Published March 31, 2017