Eiko Otake

Eiko Otake is a Japanese choreographer/dancer who has lived in New York since 1976. Since 1972, when she abandoned her studies as a political science major, she and her partner Koma have collaborated as the performance team Eiko & Koma, creating and presenting a unique theater of movement in theaters, museums, festivals, and outdoor sites worldwide. Eiko & Koma have received many honors, including a 1996 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2004 American Dance Festival Scripps Award, and a 2006 Dance Magazine Award. As an artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University, Eiko teaches an interdisciplinary course combining the study of movement, postwar Japanese arts, and the atomic bombings.