Birthplace: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Eleanor Bauer is a performer and choreographer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music. From talk shows to evening-length ensemble pieces, her versatile works range in scale, media, and genre, traversing disparate methods and categories of performance. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bauer studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, holds a BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, completed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, and is a PhD candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. She has been producing her own pieces via GoodMove vzw in Brussels since 2007, touring internationally to critical acclaim. She was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016, and co-founded the open-source format for exchange of practices in the performing arts called Nobody’s Business in 2015 (www.nobodysbusiness.info). Bauer has collaborated and worked as a performer with, among others, choreographers Xavier Le Roy, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Boris Charmatz, Trisha Brown, Mette Ingvartsen, David Zambrano; with visual artists Matthew Barney and Emily Roysdon; and with music artists Ictus ensemble and The Knife. Bauer has worked in close collaboration with musician and composer Chris Peck since 2003, creating several original works together over the years.