Operating at the intersections of dance, art, and performance for nearly 40 years, acclaimed Japanese movement/performance artists Eiko & Koma have built up an enormously influential body of movement-theater productions, including theatrically staged performances, site works, dance videos, gallery-based performance installations, and collaborations with leading music, dance, and visual artists. Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty presents a complete, illustrated catalogue of their dance works, alongside editor’s and choreographers’ notes, reprints of primary source and other archival material, and a series of newly commissioned written responses by Anna Halprin, Dean Otto, Sam Miller, David Harrington, Peter Taub, and others. A distinguished group of scholars from the dance and visual arts fields offer interpretations of Eiko & Koma’s work, including a history of the artists’ relationship with the institution by Philip Bither, the Walker’s William and Nadine McGuire Senior Curator of Performing Arts; an in-depth overview by Suzanne Carbonneau, professor of performance at George Mason University and director of the Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival; an essay on the sculptural qualities of Eiko & Koma’s movement by André Lepecki, associate professor at New York University’s Tisch School of Performance Studies; and a reflection/interview with the artists on their formative years in Japan and the United States by Doryun Chong, associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Two visual essays by noted photographers Philip Trager and Jan Henle and a selection of poems by Forrest Gander round out the volume.
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