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With the Dead
A Performance By Eiko Otake
May 7th , 11:00am – 12:00pm
“We all came from a mother, even if some people never met their mothers. From their own birth, mothers contain all the eggs that they will ever have in life. We have been formed from unmeasurable time. Remembering or imagining a mother’s life and body is also to reflect on our own life and body, and beyond.” — Eiko Otake
With the Dead is a place-inspired performance conceived and performed by acclaimed movement-based, interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake.
Price: Free. Registration recommended.
It is presented in conjunction with her installation in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, Mother. In it, through video and sculpture, Otake converses and dances with her mother who died in 2019. Beginning in the Historic Chapel and leading participants outdoors, the artist considers what the dead might want from the living and whether through performing she could practice as well as learn about her own dying.
The dramaturg for With the Dead is Iris McCloughan.
Made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.
Free. Registration required. Please consider a donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.
Before Reserving Your SPot, Please Note:
- This performance is open to the public, but online reservations are recommended to allow Green-Wood to gauge attendance
- Space to view the performance is on a first come basis. We recommend arriving early.