Eleanor Bauer is a performer and performance-maker based in Brussels, Belgium. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, she studied dance, choreography, and performance at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (BFA, Dance) and P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Traning Studios, Brussels). Her pieces ELEANOR! (solo, 2005), At Large (trio, 2008), The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versus: Trash is Fierce, Episode 1 (duo, 2009), (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) (solo, 2010), and The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versus (duo, 2012), have toured internationally to critical acclaim. Her latest work is a trilogy, consisting of A Dance for the Newest Age (the triangle piece) (sextet, 2011), Tentative Assembly (the tent piece) (nonet, 2012) and Midday & Eternity (the time piece), (trio 2013). The trilogy deals with triads such as past-present-future and science-politics-spirituality to approach the wholistic nature of dance and choreography. In 2013 she launched BAUER HOUR, an episodic variety show created uniquely according to date and location, running monthly at Kaaistudios in Brussels, punctually on tour elsewhere, and on the Bauer Hour Vimeo Channel. Bauer is an artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016.
Bauer has also created or participated in specific projects such as heart the band, a long-distance performance collective with Beth Gill, Chris Peck, Jon Moniaci and Chase Granoff, performing intermittently since 2004; Dig My Aura, a solo for YouTube made in 2006; B-Chronicles, a sociological research project on mobility and trans-nationality in the Brussels and international dance communities conducted by Sarma in 2006-2007; 6M1L (6 Months 1 Location), a group research project at CCNM in Montpellier initiated by Xavier Le Roy and Bojana Cvejic in 2008; parliament without words, a performance for beings/things made with PARTS students for Kaaitheater's Spoken World festival in 2012, and such events as walk+talk in March 2011 at Kaaistudios initiated by Philipp Gehmacher, expo-zero by musée de la danse at Performa 11 in New York in November 2011, and Hannah Hurtzig'sBlack Market of Useful and Non-Useful Knowledge at In-Presentable Festival, Madrid, June 2012. In 2013, she was presented as a soloist in the Venice Biennale of Dance, hosted Prix Jardin d'Europe Awards ceremony at ImPulsTanz in Vienna, and choreographed a piece for the 20th anniversary of Bal Moderne. In 2014 she worked with Ictus Ensemble to perform original compositions made in collaboration with Chris Peck and to MC the concert This Is Not A Pop Song (II).
As a performer and dancer, Eleanor has worked with, among others, David Zambrano (Soul Project), Mette Ingvartsen (why we love action), Trisha Brown (Accumulation and Floor of the Forest at documenta12), Xavier Le Roy (low pieces and Retrospective), Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (The Song), Boris Charmatz (enfant and levee des conflits), Matthew Barney (River of Fundament), Emily Roysdon (By Any Other Name), and The Knife (Shaken Up tour D.E.E.P. Aerobics)
Bauer's writings on dance have been published in New York's Movement Research Performance Journal, The Swedish Dance History, Maska (Ljubjana), NDT by Contredanse (Brussels), Synchronous Objects: Degrees of Unison (Shaw, Ohio State University), A Togetherness Manual (Wade, Berlin) and in various publications by Sarma, everybody's, Nadine, and P.A.R.T.S..
Bauer has taught, coached, mentored, given workshops or masterclasses at New York University Tisch School of the Arts (2007, 2014), CCNMontpellier/ex.e.r.ce (2008), Tanz Quartier Wien (2008), Dartington College of Arts at Falmouth University (2010), P.A.R.T.S., Brussels (2010-present), The Place, London (2011), Konstnärsnämnden (The Swedish Art Grants Committee), Stockholm (2012), CCN Lyon @ Rhizome (2013), Circuit-Est Centre chorégraphique, Montreal (2013), HOT BED, Melbourne (2013), Stompin' Youth Choreographic Project, Tasmania (2013), Charleroi-Danses, Brussels (2014), LUCA, Gent (2014), Konstfack, Stockholm (2014), Workspace Brussels (2014), Barnard College, New York (2014), and Movement Research, New York (2014).