von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Monday, July 8, 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 9, 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 10, 8:00pm
Co-presented by Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable
A collaboration with Beverly McIver, Alexis Moh, DonChristian Jones, and Mark McCloughan
Eiko’s performance will be an interdisciplinary, inter-generational work that interweaves various duets with an eclectic mix of collaborators including Durham’s celebrated painter Beverly McIver. The theme of this ADF-commissioned work focuses on how distance is malleable, as demonstrated through select encounters between Eiko and her collaborators. In addition to McIver, these include visual artist, rapper, singer/songwriter DonChristian Jones, dancer/poet Mark McCloughan, and filmmaker Alexis Moh.
Post-performance discussion is Monday July 8.
Moderated Talk: Eiko Otake & Beverly McIver
July 6, 2:00-3:00pm
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.
The presentation of The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Beverly McIver and Eiko Otake. Painting by Beverly McIver.
Alexis Moh and Eiko Otake