Body-Based Democracy with Eiko Otake

Friday, Aug 6, 2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Body-Based Democracy with Eiko Otake

Location: Experimental Station, Hyde Park

Date: August 6, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm



Prior to her August 7 performance, Eiko Otake — a movement-based, interdisciplinary artist and the creator of A Body in Fukushima — will offer a one-time, invitation-only movement workshop. This is presented as a learning experience and gift to activists and artists who are dedicated to the cause of nuclear nonproliferation. 

Grounded in Eiko’s concept of a “body-based democracy,” participants will engage in movement designed to explore their own connections to the nuclear topic and build kinesthetic empathy. It will be emphatically noncompetitive and appropriate to all levels of training and ability. Participants need only a willingness to experiment in a space of collective learning. For many, seeing movement intimately and being seen moving can be a transformative experience, bringing about a new appreciation of how (according to Eiko) “time is not even and space is not empty.”