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Eiko Otake performs "Slow Turn" on September 11

Eiko Otake performs "Slow Turn" on September 11


Eiko Otake


Belvedere Plaza, Battery Park City, New York, NY


Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 7:00am, 6:00pm



Eiko Otake


Slow Turn
September 11, 2021 | 7am / 6pm
Free with registration
Belvedere Plaza, Battery Park City


On September 11, 2021, Eiko 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 LMCC 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. Offeringwas produced and presented by Dancing in the Streets with free admission in parks throughout Manhattan and later toured to 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, which continues to impact many people. Eiko 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.
Audiences will hear Eiko's voice through individual headsets, which are limited in number. Early reservation is strongly encouraged.


Photo by William Johnston

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