BAUER HOUR is a talk show, variety show, shit show, parlor show, cabaret show... A space and time for whatever seems most important now and not later. An occasion to practice the unknown, to share the musings and amusings that decorate life and need a place to go at night so they don't cause insomnia, a container for the things that end with "you heard it here first." BAUER HOUR is not about Bauer, it's all about the guests… within the ruckus frame of Bauer, of course. Everybody has a story so let's hear it, and talk is cheap so let's spend it. Small talk, medium talk, big talk, trash-talk, pillow talk, hard talk, shop talk, walk talk, fake talk, real talk, straight talk, curly talk, sideways talk, and backwards talk. No talk is also an option for special guests who prefer dance or pantomime. BAUER HOUR is a fixed quantity aimed at maximum quality - quality time, of course, of an hour.
BAUER HOUR is an ongoing monthly performance series at Kaaitheater in Brussels, Belgium where Eleanor Bauer is an artist in residence. For Performa 13, Eleanor Bauer will mount a special poetry-themed BAUER HOUR at the newly renovated Bowery Poetry Club, with musical guest and partner in crime Chris Peck, bringing together BAUER HOUR and PEC SEC for rhymes, riffs, and alliterated rants.
BAUER HOUR is a Performa Project. Curated by Lana Wilson.
ELEANOR BAUER is an American choreographer, dancer and performer based in Brussels, Belgium, where she is an artist in residence at Kaaitheater from 2013-2016. Bauer studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Her pieces ELEANOR!, At Large, The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versa, and (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) have toured internationally to critical acclaim. She has just finished a trilogy of group pieces that started with the sextet A Dance for the Newest Age (the triangle piece) in 2011, followed by the nonet Tentative Assembly (the tent piece) in 2012, and a trio entitled Midday & Eternity (the time piece) in 2013. In 2013 Eleanor also launched an episodic talk-show-based performance series called BAUER HOUR, live monthly at Kaaistudios in Brussels and intermittently on tour elsewhere. As a performer, Bauer has worked for David Zambrano, Mette Ingvartsen, Trisha Brown, Xavier Le Roy, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Boris Charmatz, and Matthew Barney, among others. Bauer's writing on dance has been published in New York's Movement Research Performance Journal, The Swedish Dance History volumes 1-4, Maska (Ljubjana), NDT by Contredanse (Brussels), Sarma, and everybodys, among others. For more information visit www.goodmove.be