Paul Milstein Pool, Hearst Plaza
Located at the South side of 65th Street betw Lincoln Center Theater & Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY 10023
Uniquely interdisciplinary choreographer-dancers Eiko & Koma perform the world premiere of Water with two-time Grammy Award–winning Native American flutist-composer Robert Mirabal. Inspired by their 1995 piece River, this site-specific work commissioned by Lincoln Center takes place in the iconic Paul Milstein Pool and is a significant part of Eiko& Koma’s Retrospective Project, a multiyear, multifaceted examination ofthe duo’s 40 years of artistic collaboration.
Performances of Water coincide with the July 19 opening of Residue: An Installation by Eiko & Koma, a major exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts that features artifacts collected during the Retrospective Project.
Water was commissioned by Lincoln Centerfor Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2011. It is also a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in partnership with Lincoln Center and NPN. Robert Mirabal’sparticipation was made possible by a grant from Meet The Composer through its Commissioning Music/USA program. Additional funding was provided to Eiko &Koma by the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.