Work-in-Progress Showing followed by a Reception

April 6, -
Please join us for a work-in-progress showing of the new work that Eiko Otake and Wen Hui will create during the residency. A Q&A discussion will follow the showing, moderated by the Director of the American Dance Festival, Jodee Nimerichter. A reception will take place right after the Q&A during which you could meet and converse with the artists.

About Eiko Otake: Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake is a movement-based, interdisciplinary artist, whose collaborative and solo projects have been commissioned by American Dance Festival, BAM Next Wave Festival, the Whitney Museum, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. Eiko has been the recipient of many awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, Doris Duke Award, Scripps American Dance Festival Award, and a Bessie's Special Citation. She teaches at Wesleyan University, New York University, and Colorado College.

About Wen Hui: Wen Hui is one of the pioneers of Chinese contemporary dance theater. She is a choreographer, dancer, and she also makes documentary films and installations. She graduated with a degree in choreography from Beijing Dance Academy in 1989, and in 1994, she studied modern dance in New York. In 1994, she founded China's first independent dance theater company, "Living Dance Studio." In 2005, Wen Hui and Wu Wenguang established Caochangdi Workstation and co-curated the "Crossing" International Dance Festival in Beijing. Wen Hui's works research how the body holds an archive of personal social documentation, and experiment with how bodily memory catalyzes collision between history and reality.

Dance Program


American Dance Festival (ADF); Asian American and Diaspora Studies; Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI); Dean of Humanities; Duke Arts; Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)