Eiko, Vanessa Anspaugh, and Ephrat Asherie, and their work in River To River 2014, all explored what it means to dance staged in an “unconventional” setting. Here’s what The Financial Times thought about the experience.
The 11-day festival celebrates New York experimentalism so, of course, I soon had to abandon the lovely early-summer sun for a dank and dripping basement where the elemental Eiko lay on a mat, eyes closed. Further back, the younger Tomoe Aihara was curled directly on the rough concrete. Distressed wood pillars extending to the back wall elongated the space. The women seemed miles apart – two islands.