Eleanor Bauer is a performer and choreographer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music.
Her work is a profound synthesis of embodied intelligences, bound in her practice of making sense with the senses in performance. From solos to talk shows to large ensemble pieces, her versatile works range in scale, media, and genre traversing categories of performance with wit, humour, and aplomb. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bauer is currently based in Stockholm where she is a PhD candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. She has been created performances via GoodMove vzw in Brussels from 2007-2019 and was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016. Together with Ellen Söderhult and Alice Chauchat, Bauer co-founded the open-source format for exchange of practices in the performing arts called Nobody's Business in 2015 (www.nobodysbusiness.info), which has since been adapted and sustained internationally by myriad practitioners and organisers. Bauer continues to teach, write, lecture, and create contexts for exchange of knowledge in the arts, including PROTO TALKS. Bauer has worked as a performer with, among others, choreographers Xavier Le Roy, Boris Charmatz, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Trisha Brown, David Zambrano, Mette Ingvartsen, and Veli Lehtovaara. She has collaborated as a choreographer and performer with visual artists Matthew Barney, and Every Ocean Hughes/Emily Roysdon. She has performed or collaborated with music groups such as Ictus contemporary music ensemble, The Knife (leading Miguel Gutierrez's Deep Aerobics for the Shaking The Habitual/Shaken Up tour), and WATT clarinet ensemble.
She choreographed a collaboration between pop artist Yung Lean and Cullberg called NEAR, which premiered in 2018 at Sweden's Way Out West music festival and Stockholm's Dramaten Theatre. In Spring 2020, Bauer collaborated with Danish pop artist Sound mother and Corpus dance company at Copenhagen's Danish Royal Theatre for an original collaboration entitled SENSUALITY HAPPENS, slated to appear also at Denmark's renowned Roskilde music festival, currently suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus. Other ongoing collaborations include a project with Nora dance company in London, working title Nora (the many), and a film and dance collaboration with Swedish filmmaker and director Mia Engberg.
Eleanor Bauer at Dansens Hus
24 May 2022
Nora the Many consists of two parts: a book and a film in which Eleanor Bauer explores the relationship between "khoreia",...
A lot of moving parts VII (Sleeping Giant Dreams)1-3 October 2020
Frictions, collisions, translations, love affairs and gaps between dancing and writing in a choreographic search.
A lot of moving parts15-16 May 2019
Eleanor Bauer thinks through dance.
PROTO TALKS9-28 February 2018
Eleanor Bauer challenges the post-conversation where artists talk about their work and artistry.
Big Girls Do Big Things (Late Night)15-16 February 2018
"You are like a polar bear dancing like a swan", a comment that became a performance idea.