Born and raised in Japan, Eiko Otake is a New York-based interdisciplinary movement artist, performer, and choreographer who has worked as one half of the artistic duo Eiko & Koma for more than forty years, which was the first collaborative pair, as well as the first Asian artist, to receive the MacArthur Fellowship, in 1996. Other awards include the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award and the Dance magazine Award. Eiko has been awarded the Doris Duke Artist Award as well as the Art Matters and Anonymous was the Woman grants.
Image credit: Eiko in 30th Street Station, September 2014. Photo by William Johnston