Events – Danspace Project
Samita Sinha. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

Samita Sinha: Tremor

Thursday, November 9 | 7:30PM
Friday, November 10 | 7:30PM
Saturday, November 11 | 7:30PM


Artist and composer Samita Sinha brings Tremor to Danspace Project for its NYC premiere. In Tremor, Sinha vocalizes in relationship to a live, sonic environment conjured by composer Ash Fure, within a space designed by architect Sunil Bald, and is joined by performer Okwui Okpokwasili.

Sinha’s practice of decomposing, distilling, and transforming Indian vocal traditions through the body to develop elemental sonic material—and a kind of language—”that contains potentials to reconfigure the ground of being and relation, challenge what knowledge is, and open new forms of embodiment and collaboration.” Sinha asks, “how can we reactivate our sense of vibration and our relationship to life itself, which have been numbed and distorted by coloniality and modernity? How can our embodied voices be vessels through which to hear the cries of the world, repair the fabric of interconnection, and open into generative wilderness and vast possibility? How can we relearn to listen?”

Tremor is an emergent practice and performance of attuning and performance of attuning to the raw material of vibration, and unfolding possibilities that arise through encounter—with other beings, and with the material of sound itself. Sinha explains, “Tremor opens a sentience that is neither western in origin, nor limited by dogmas of Eastern tradition.” 

Tremor is co-commissioned by Western Front (Vancouver, BC) and Danspace Project.


Tremor runs approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.


Before you visit:

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View the performance program here


Artist and composer Samita Sinha works with vibration, voice, body, and sound. She lives and works in New York City.

Niall is standing in front of a microphone (very likely speaking or singing) on a makeshift stage and theater tech console in the basement of the Chocolate Factory at its former location on 49th Avenue performing in his 2019 work Fantasies in Low Fade. This photograph was taken by Paula Lobo.
Niall Jones. Photo: Paula Lobo.

Research Artist-in-Residence: Niall Jones

Danspace Project continues to support the creative process and artistic research, welcoming dance artists Leslie Cuyjet and Niall Jones as 2023-24 Research Artists-in-Residence. 

Learn more about our residency programs

Residencies are not open to the public.

Niall Jones is an artist based in New York City. Recent performance works by Niall include: Sis Minor, in Fall at Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (2018); Fantasies in Low Fade at the Chocolate Factory, New York, NY (2019); A Work for Others at The Kitchen @ Queenslab, New York, NY (2021); Open Studio at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2021); In the Efforts of Time at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, DE (2022); dark de luxe: a mess for body, shadow, and other rogue im/materials at Jack Art Center, Brooklyn, NY (2022); a n   u n   r e a l at The Shed, New York, NY (2022); and C O M P R E S S I O N at Performance Space New York, NY (2022).

Photo: Yuki.

Koma Otake: You

Thursday, December 14 | 7:30PM
Friday, December 15 | 7:30PM
Saturday, December 16 | 7:30PM

Open Dress Rehearsal*
Tuesday, December 12 | 7:30PM

Koma Otake brings his latest solo, You, to Danspace Project. Performing numerous times over the last two decades as part of Eiko & Koma, Danspace had the pleasure of presenting and commissioning Koma’s first multi-disciplinary solo project, The Ghost Festival in 2017.

“In dancing this trilogy, I engage and converse with various You but one at a time. Friends, parents, siblings, spirits, streets, fields, and objects with personal memories all inspire and create memorable moments,” writes Koma. “The stage is all white. My painting hangs loosely. My movements are stormy and absurd. Dancing with You brings back memories, but a moment later, I dig my head into the ground, missing You.”


*About Open Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday evening’s dress rehearsal will be free with RSVP and open to the public at limited-capacity. Open dress rehearsals are a mask-required, community-minded program prioritizing our immunocompromised and low-income audiences. Staff and audiences will be required to wear masks (N95 or KN95) and performing artists (if unmasked) will be  required to test for COVID-19 (rapid tests provided by Danspace Project).


Before you visit:

Accessibility at Danspace Project
Covid Safety at Danspace Project


Raised in Japan, and based in New York since 1976, Takashi Otake has worked with Eiko Otake for 40 years as Eiko & Koma. In addition to performing in theaters and outdoors, they created their “living” installations performing all the museum hours within environments they hand-crafted in the galleries: Breath (1998) for the Whitney Museum, Naked (2010), for the Walker Art Center, and The Caravan Project (2013) for MoMA. Their multi-faceted Retrospective Project (2009-2012) consisted of new and restaged works, exhibitions, media works and a monograph of their works, Eiko & Koma: Time is Not Even, Space is Not Empty published by the Walker Art Center. 

Among other honors, they were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships (1984), two Bessie Awards (1984, 1990), a MacArthur Fellowship (1996), Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award (2004) and the Dance Magazine Award (2006) They were honored with an inaugural United States Artists Fellowship (2006) and the Doris Duke Performing Arts Awards (2012). 

Koma premiered his first multi-disciplinary solo project: The Ghost Festival in 2016 at the American Dance Festival and in 2017 at Danspace.

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