Grant Recipient Details


New York, NY

Project Title
The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Eiko Otake will develop, in proactive partnership with host presenters, mutable evenings of duet works designed for non-theatrical spaces and adaptable to the characteristics of each community. The essence of the project is a process of collaboration involving locally meaningful artists and locally significant sites as well as artists who have passed but remain resonant for Eiko, such as the poet C.D. Wright and Eiko’s late grandfather, the painter Chikuha Otake. Collaboration bridges isolating distances of time, age, race, culture, gender, and sexuality, and thereby fosters self and communal knowledge, which in turn fosters empathy among those who witness it. The Duet Project will premiere at American Dance Festival in 2019.

Estimated artist fee: Single performances are not available; $10,000-$12,000/week + transportation and housing for collaborator(s).

Tour Coordinator

Bonnie Brooks |
Third Way Projects
tel. 312-560-8031

Presenter Partners

  • American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY)
  • Wesleyan University/Center for the Arts (Middletown, CT)

Contact the tour coordinator listed above for information on this project’s tour dates, and to discuss joining a project’s NDP tour and receiving a Presentation Grant.

NDP Presentation Grant

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