A BODY ON GOVERNORS ISLAND
PERFORMANCE BY EIKO
A Body on Governors Island
Sunday, June 19 from 4:30–5:30 pm
Nolan Park at Governors Island
A Body on Wall Street
Tuesday, June 21 from 5:00–6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 22 from 2:00–3:00 pm
Wall St. at Broad St.
As part of the River to River Festival
A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s solo project which involves going to a place of her choice, studying it and performing at the site without lighting, sound, and other theatrical conventions. Lower Manhattan is symbolic for a body relating to the larger capitalistic world. The body is fragile, unrecoverable, and irreplaceable – all of which is a stark contrast to the world of money and investment. Lower Manhattan also plays significant role in the history of immigration and immigrants – a group that Eiko belongs to and which connects her to the area.
During the performance, as Eiko takes hesitant steps across Nolan Park on Governors Island, she will make eye contact with intentional audiences and passersby, creating a potential of human architecture by striving to tear down the walls of alienation. Thorough this gaze with each individual, the performance also creates an interesting environment where audiences can also gaze and connect with fellow audience members.