Raised in Japan and based in New York since 1976, Koma Otake collaborated with Eiko for over 40 years. Known as Eiko & Koma, they handcrafted every aspect of their works. When they met as performers with Tokyo’s Tatsumi Hijikata company in 1971, Eiko and Koma Otake were law and political science students. In addition to their work with Hijikata, they studied with another key Butoh figure, Kazuo Ohno, as well as with exponents of the German modern dance tradition. Based in New York City, they have presented their works at theaters, universities, museums, galleries and festivals world-wide, specializing in site-specific work and museum installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, and elsewhere. Using a mobile trailer in The Ghost Festival, Koma presents a gallery of works as both an interactive visual art installation and a performance, providing a home for lost spirits.