Japanese-born, New York-based choreographer/dancers Eiko & Koma have created an installation of video documentation with home-made fabric sets and costumes in the Gallery. For 40 years, they have presented their works in theaters, universities, museums, galleries, outdoor sites and festivals worldwide. They collaborate in all aspects of their productions—choreography, visual design, and sound environment. They have received many honors for their creative work, including a 1996 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2004 American Dance Festival Samuel Scripps Award, and a 2006 Dance Magazine Award.
In 2009 Eiko & Koma started a three year Retrospective Project in order to promote a deeper understanding of their body of work. The project includes new works, reconstructions, exhibitions, a multi-media website and the publication of a retrospective catalogue. As with all other facets of the Retrospective, Residue is created both for those familiar with and for those who are new to Eiko & Koma.
Residue is shown in conjunction with Eiko & Koma's new site-specific work, Water, in the Paul Milstein Pool at Hearst Plaza, presented by the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival from July 27 – 31 at 9:30pm. On July 28 and October 6 at 6pm, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present film showings of Eiko & Koma's documentaries and media works. For more information please visit www.eikoandkoma.org.
Photograph by Marcus Leatherdale.