Eiko Otake's Distance is Malleable. Photo by Ben McKeown.

Eiko Otake Experiments with Collaborations at NYU Skirball

Eiko Otake: The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable

Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

NYU Skirball – 566 LaGuardia Place

Admission: $35

Dance visionary Eiko Otake’s newest offering, Distance is Malleable, is a mutable and evolving series of experiments in collaboration. Negotiating differences of race, age, culture, and religion, she partners with a diverse range of artists, living and dead, to maximize the potential of their encounters. This cross-disciplinary project explores the ever-changing nature of distance, shared place, loss, survival, and memory.

The New York premiere at NYU Skirball will include Eiko’s duets with choreographer/improviser Ishmael Houston-Jones, painter/rapper/organizer DonChristian Jones, world-renowned avant-garde pianist Margaret Leng Tan, and poet/performance maker Iris McCloughan.

To purchase tickets, please visit NYU Skirball’s website.

Eiko Otake and DonChristian Jones. Photo by Ben McKeown.

NYU’s COVID-19 Protocols

All audience members must show proof of vaccination and a valid ID upon entry. Wearing masks at all times is required. For the full COVID-19 policy, please visit NYU’s website.

Eiko Otake with Margaret Leng. Photo by William Johnston.

About Eiko Otake

Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko is a movement-based, interdisciplinary artist. After working for more than 40 years as Eiko & Koma, she now performs as a soloist and directs her own projects. A recipient of numerous honors, including the Doris Duke Artist Awards and MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, she teaches at Wesleyan University and NYU. Learn more about her at her website, and read this fabulous conversation between Eiko and dancer Bill T. Jones in The New York Times.

Featured photo by Ben McKeown