American Realness

Eleanor Bauer


SUN JAN 19 . 8:30 PM

Run Time: 60 minutes

466 Grand Street / tickets $20

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BAUER HOUR is talk show, variety show, shit show, parlor show and cabaret show. A space and time for whatever seems most important now and not later. BAUER HOUR is not about Bauer, it’s all about the guests. Everybody has a story so let’s hear it, and talk is cheap so let’s spend it.

Travel support for performances at American Realness provided by the Flemish authorities.

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BAUER HOUR (at the final hour) feat. PECK SEC
conceived and performed by Eleanor Bauer with Chris Peck and special surprise guests

Eleanor Bauer (director, creator, performer) is an American choreographer and dancer based in Brussels, Belgium. She studied at NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA in Dance, 2003) and P.A.R.T.S. (Research Cycle, 2006). Her pieces ELEANOR! (solo, 2005), At Large (trio, 2008), The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versus: Trash is Fierce, Episode 1 (duo, 2009), (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) (solo, 2010), and The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versus (duo, 2012), have toured internationally to critical acclaim. Her latest work is a trilogy, consisting of A Dance for the Newest Age (the triangle piece)(sextet, 2011), Tentative Assembly (the tent piece) (nonet, 2012) and Midday & Eternity (the time piece), (trio 2013). The trilogy deals with triads such as past-present-future and science-politics-spirituality to approach the wholistic nature of dance and choreography. In 2013 she launched BAUER HOUR, an episodic variety show created uniquely according to date and location, running monthly at Kaaistudios in Brussels and punctually on tour elsewhere. Bauer is an artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016.

Bauer has also created or participated in specific projects such as heart the band, a long-distance performance collective with Beth Gill, Chris Peck, Jon Moniaci and Chase Granoff, performing intermittently since 2004; Dig My Aura, a solo for YouTube made in 2006; B-Chronicles, a sociological research project on mobility and trans-nationality in the Brussels and international dance communities conducted by Sarma in 2006-2007; 6M1L (6 Months 1 Location), a group research project at CCNM in Montpellier initiated by Xavier Le Roy and Bojana Cvejic in 2008; parliament without words, a performance for beings/things made with PARTS students for Kaaitheater’sSpoken World festival in 2012, and such events as walk+talk in March 2011 at Kaaistudios initiated by Philipp Gehmacher, expo-zero by musée de la danse at Performa 11 in New York in November 2011, and Hannah Hurtzig’sBlack Market of Useful and Non-Useful Knowledge at In-Presentable Festival, Madrid, June 2012. In 2013, she was presented as a soloist in the Venice Biennale of Dance, hosted Prix Jardin d’Europe Awards ceremony at ImPulsTanz in Vienna, and choreographed a piece for the 20th anniversary of Bal Moderne. In 2014, she will joinIctus Ensemble, performing original compositions made in collaboration with Chris Peck for the concert This Is Not A Pop Song (II).

As a performer, Eleanor has worked with, among others, David Zambrano (Soul Project), Mette Ingvartsen (why we love action), Trisha Brown (Accumulation and Floor of the Forest at documenta12), Xavier Le Roy (low pieces), Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (The Song), Boris Charmatz (enfant, levee des conflits), Matthew Barney (River of Fundament), Emily Roysdon (By Any Other Name), and Ictus Ensemble (This Is Not A Pop Song (II)).

Bauer’s writings on dance have been published in New York’s Movement Research Performance Journal, The Swedish Dance History, Maska (Ljubjana), NDT by Contredanse (Brussels), and in various publications by Sarma, everybody’s, Nadine, and P.A.R.T.S.. She has taught or given workshops at New York University Tisch School of the Arts (2007), CCNMontpellier/ex.e.r.ce (2008), Tanz Quartier Wien (2008), Dartington College of Arts at Falmouth University (2010), P.A.R.T.S. (2010-present), The Place, London (2011), Konstnärsnämnden (The Swedish Art Grants Committee), Stockholm (2012), CCN Lyon @ Rhizome (2013), Circuit-Est Centre chorégraphique, Montreal (2013), HOT BED, Melbourne (2013), and the Stompin’ Youth Choreographic Project Tasmania (2013).

Chris Peck is a composer who often collaborates with contemporary dance and theatre artists, including David Dorfman, John Jasperse, RoseAnne Spradlin, Jeanine Durning, Mark Jarecki, Abby Yager, Ming Yang/Dance Forum Taipei, and Beth Gill. Recently he has collaborated on numerous pieces with choreographer Milka Djordjevich, including her solo at The Chocolate Factory Theater in NYC last April. Peck performs as an improviser with Crystal Mooncone along with Jon Moniaci and Stephen Rush. The trio’s new album Escape Cone Listening Beam III was released in May by the Deep Listening Institute. They are planning a west coast tour for March 2014. Peck collaborated with Deke Weaver and Jennifer Allen on Land of Plenty in 2008-2010, and made music for two installments of Weaver’s Unreliable Bestiary: Elephant in 2010-11 (performing in the premiere at the Stock Pavilion in Urbana as well as subsequent iterations at the Sundance Film Festival and Salt Lake Arts Center) and Wolf in 2013. Chris is currently working on several projects with Brussels-based choreographer Eleanor Bauer, including music for Midday & Eternity (US premiere January 2014 at the American Realness Festival in NYC). He is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Composition and Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia.