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| cultureofoneworld | Eiko Otake in "A Body on Wall Street" June 22, 2016

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"A Body on Wall Street" An Installation by Eiko Otake River to River Festival of LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) Wed, Jun 22 from 2:00–3:00pm Location: Wall Street at Broad Street Eiko Otake is a New York-based and Japanese-born dancer and choreographer. Using her body as a conduit that connects radically different places, Eiko performs alone to accentuate both the environment and different kinds of people: those who watch eagerly, those who ignore, and those who fall somewhere in between. "A Body in Places" is the omnibus title of Eiko’s solo project which involves going to a place of her choice, studying it and performing at the site without lighting, sound, and other theatrical conventions. Lower Manhattan, especially the Wall Street area, is symbolic for a body relating to the larger capitalistic world. The body is fragile, unrecoverable, and irreplaceable – all of which is a stark contrast to the world of money and investment, where Wall Street is the epicenter. Lower Manhattan also plays significant role in the history of immigration and immigrants – a group that Eiko belongs to and which makes her feel connected to the area. Her performances include PLATFORM 2016: A Body in Places, Danspace Project, New York, NY (2016; A Body in a Station, Amtrak 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA (2014) and A Body in a Station, River To River Festival, New York, NY (2015). Her publications include Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty, Ed. Joan Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2011). Her awards include the American Dance Festival Award (2014), the United States Artists Fellowship (2006) and the Dance Magazine Award (2006). Featured Slideshow & Photo Credit: In the Culture of One World @2016