Eiko Otake

A Body in Places

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Galleries 963–965 (Robert Lehman Wing, court level)

1000 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Free with museum admission

Since moving to New York in 1976, Japanese-born choreographer and dancer Eiko Otake has refined a subtle choreographic grammar grounded in extreme slowness, shared vulnerability, and a sense of time that is larger than the human life. With her ongoing solo A Body in Places, initially inspired by post-nuclear disaster Fukushima, Otake has created an ever-morphing durational movement and video installation. On three consecutive Sundays, Otake expands on her solo to challenge the spaces and meanings of all three of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s locations— the Cloisters, the Breuer, and the Fifth Avenue building.

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Image credit: Eiko at Wall Street 8 June 2016. Photo by William Johnston.


Curated by Limor Tomer. Co-presented with Live Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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