Bob Eisen

Bob Eisen, photo by William Frederking

As a dancer, choreographer, and improviser, Bob Eisen has been active in the field of dance for 40 plus years. He was a co-founder and long time co-manager of Links Hall Studio, a performance/workspace in Chicago, where for 20 plus years he was a prominent member of that city’s performing arts community, receiving numerous awards and grants both for his artistic work and his contribution to the community. In the year 2000 he moved to New York City. For one full year, 2004- 2005, he danced and traveled his way around the world. For the past 14 years he has been dividing his time living in Russia, where he dances, teaches, travels, studies the language and lives; and living in America, where he continues to travel and perform, while still calling New York home. During this time, the focus on his work has been on short set solo pieces and more recently a series of duets and trios.

This duet dance work is a continuation of my interest in exploring issues of form, structure, movement invention and humor in dance. It also deals with what it’s like to dance at age 75.