Eleanor Bauer is a performer and choreographer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music. Her work is a profound synthesis of physical, conceptual, affective, emotional, formal, and aesthetic understandings.
Bauer has worked as a performer with, among others, choreographers Xavier Le Roy (low pieces, Retrospective, and Le sacre du printemps 2018), Trisha Brown (Accumulation and Floor of the Forest at Documenta 12), Boris Charmatz / musée de la danse (levée des conflits, enfant, expo zero and 20 dancers for the 20th century), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas (The Song), David Zambrano (Soul Project), Mette Ingvartsen (why we love action), and Veli Lehtovaara (Thus, solo within Clandestine Sites: Displaced). She has collaborated as a choreographer and performer with visual artists Matthew Barney (River of Fundament, Drawing Restraint 24, and Redoubt), and Emily Roysdon (by any other name). She has performed with music groups The Knife (leading Miguel Gutierrez's Deep Aerobics as a crowd-warmer for the Shaking The Habitual/Shaken Up tour), Ictus ensemble (as MC and vocalist in This is not a pop song and as co-creator and performer of Meyoucycle), and Arjan Miranda (Poltergeist music video).
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 currently a PhD candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. She has been producing her pieces via GoodMove vzw in Brussels since 2007 and was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016. She co-founded the open-source format for exchange of practices in the performing arts called Nobody's Business in 2015 (www.nobodysbusiness.info) together with Ellen Söderhult and Alice Chauchat. Bauer was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Spring 2019.