Eleanor Bauer is an American choreographer and dancer based in Brussels, Belgium. She studied at NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA in Dance, 2003) and P.A.R.T.S. (Research Cycle, 2006). Her pieces ELEANOR! (solo, 2005), At Large (trio, 2008), and (BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) (solo, 2010) have toured internationally to critical acclaim. Her last piece, a sextet entitled A Dance for the Newest Age (the triangle piece) premiered at Kaaitheater in February 2011 and is currently touring as well. Her next group piece, entitled A Newest Testament (the tent piece) will open the Kunstenfestivaldesarts at Kaaitheater in May 2012.
As a performer, Bauer has worked for David Zambrano (Soul Project, 2006), Mette Ingvartsen (why we love action, 2007), Trisha Brown (Accumulation and Floor of the Forest for documenta12, 2007), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (The Song, 2009), Xavier Le Roy (low pieces ,2010), and Boris Charmatz (levée des conflits, 2010 and enfant, 2011).
Bauer has also created or participated in specific projects such as heart the band/hear the bend, 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; 6M1L (6 Months 1 Location), a group research residency at CCNM in Montpellier initiated by Xavier Le Roy and Bojana Cvejic in 2008; The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versus, episodically since 2009, and such events as walk+talk in March 2011 at Kaaistudios initiated by Philipp Gehmacher, and expo-zero by musée de la danse at Performa 11 in New York. Bauer's writing on dance has been published in New York's Movement Research Performance Journal, Maska (Ljubjana), and NDT by Contredanse (Brussels), as well as in various publications by Sarma, everybody's, Nadine, and P.A.R.T.S.