Raised in Japan, and based in New York since 1976, Takashi Koma Otake has collaborated with Eiko for 40 years as Eiko & Koma. They handcrafted  every aspect of their works. In addition to their theatrical works, they created three “living” gallery installations: Breath (1998) for the Whitney Museum, Naked (2010), for the Walker Art Center, and The Caravan Project (2013) for MoMA. Their multi-faceted Retrospective Project (2009-2012) consisted of new and restaged works, exhibitions, media works and a monograph of their works, Eiko & Koma: Time is Not Even, Space is Not Empty , published by the Walker Art Center. In 2012, they began the Archive Project to curate their own legacy. Eiko & Koma were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships (1984), two Bessie Awards (1984, 1990), a MacArthur Fellowship (1996), and an inaugural USA Fellowship (2006). They also received the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award (2004), and the Dance Magazine Award (2006). Most recently, both Eiko and Koma were honored with individual Doris Duke Performing Arts Awards (2012).  In the spring of 2015, Koma received the Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency at Dance Place in Washington, DC. Since 2014, Koma has been working on his first multi-disciplinary solo project: The Ghost Festival. Using a mobile trailer, he has been constructing an interactive visual art installment and performance space.