A Body in Fukushima

A Body in a Library

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00pm
Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street


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A Body in Places is the first solo project by dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies. Her project incorporates both performative and non-performative elements, and includes the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Central to the project is a drive to explore non-traditional venues and to respond to the innate characteristics of each specific place. At the core of each variant is her alone exploring solitude, gaze, fragility, and intimacy. Performing as a soloist, she willfully partners with the particularities of places and viewers. The conversation that happens in the community becomes an integral part of the experience for audience and artist alike.

A Body in a Library will start in the lobby of Olin Library.

A Body in a Station, the first iteration of A Body in Places, was performed in the waiting room of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

The A Body in Fukushima exhibition is on display as follows:

South Gallery, Erza and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Wednesday, February 4 through Sunday, March 1, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm

Davison Art Center
Wednesday, February 4 through Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday Noon-4pm

College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Wednesday, February 4 through Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed Friday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 24, 2015