This Saturday, In Remembrance of 9/11: Eiko Otake performs Slow Turn at Battery Park City

Eiko at Belvedere 20210629 No 0267300 photo by William Johnston

In Remembrance of 9/11

Eiko Otake: Slow Turn
September 11, 2021
7am / 6pm
Belvedere Plaza, Battery Park City
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Presented in partnership with NYU Skirball and Battery Park City Authority


This Saturday, on September 11, 2021, Eiko Otake 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 and Battery Park City Authority (BPCA).

Eiko & Koma were 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, an internationally acclaimed clarinetist/composer. Offering was produced and presented by Dancing in the Streets with free admission in parks throughout Manhattan. Eiko & Koma later performed Offering in 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. She has invited David Krakauer to perform short solo pieces to bookend her monologue, with Iris McCloughan as a dramaturg.

Eiko’s early morning performance starts at 7am where the sun reaches the plaza. The second performance, which starts at 6pm, will end before the sun sets on the Hudson River.

Read more about the performance in The New Yorker.

The 6pm performance is now sold out. A wait list will open at the box office 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. We cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate audiences on the wait list.

A ticketed reservation is strongly advised. Walk-ups will receive a headset if available.