Eiko Otake: Slow Turn – In Remembrance of 9/11 in Battery Park City

    In Remembrance of 9/11

    Eiko Otake: Slow Turn

    September 11, 2021
    7:00 am / 6:00 pm

    Belvedere Plaza, Battery Park City

    Presented in partnership with NYU Skirball and Battery Park City Authority

    On September 11, 2021, Eiko Otake will perform at 7am and 6pm at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City by the Hudson River, directly west of where the Twin Towers once stood.

    Marking 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, this free public event will be presented in partnership with NYU Skirball, Battery Park City Authority, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

    Eiko & Koma were artists-in-residence in the North Tower throughout the year 2000. In 2002, on this very plaza, they premiered Offering: A Ritual of Mourning with David Krakauer, a composer and clarinet player. Offering was later presented with free admission in parks throughout Manhattan and in many cities around the world.

    Created specifically for this occasion and this site, Eiko’s new piece,
    Slow Turn, centers on a monologue of her personal memories of that day and its aftermath. She has invited David Krakauer to perform short solo pieces to bookend her monologue, with Iris McCloughan as a dramaturg.

    The piece starts at 7am where the sun reaches the plaza and the second performance at 6pm will end before the sun sets on the Hudson River.