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Eleanor Bauer

Eleanor Bauer is a performer and performance-maker based in Brussels, Belgium. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, she studied dance, choreography, and performance at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels.

Her pieces ELEANOR! (solo, 2005), At Large (trio, 2008), The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versus: Trash is Fierce (duo, 2009 & 2012), and (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) (solo, 2010) 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, punctually on tour elsewhere, and on the Bauer Hour Vimeo Channel. Bauer is an artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016. In 2016 she premieres Meyoucycle, a new concert-performance in collaboration with Ictus Contemporary Music Ensemble.

As a performer and dancer, Eleanor has worked with, among others, David Zambrano, Mette Ingvartsen, Trisha Brown, Xavier Le Roy, Rosas Boris Charmatz and others. Bauer has also created or participated in specific projects with and for the collective heart the band, Philipp Gehmacher, Ictus, Bal Moderne. Her writings on dance have appeared in several publications worldwide.