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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In Context: Trisha Brown Dance Company

Trisha Brown Dance Company performs rarely seen early works of Trisha Brown, one of the most prolific and inventive post-modern choreographers, at the Fishman Space. The theater will be transformed as dancers navigate the space with ropes and harness, as they originally did in Brown’s SoHo loft in the 1970s. To provide further insight into the production, we’ve compiled resources below, and after you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #TBDC.

Program Notes

Coming soon!


A Farewell to Trisha Brown (Dance Magazine)
The life and legacy of Trisha Brown, who passed away in 2017.

5 Artists on Working With Trisha Brown (The New York Times)
Stephen Petronio, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Laurie Anderson, Elizabeth Streb, and Terry Winters speak about working with the titan of modern dance.

On the Next Wave, Volume 1 Number 2 (BAM)
From the BAM Archives, The audience magazine of BAM’s Next Wave Festival 1983 features a comprehensive article about Brown’s work leading up to the premiere of Set and Reset.

Watch & Listen

Set and Reset: Trisha Brown’s Postmodern Masterpiece (YouTube)
Scholar Susan Rosenberg uses archival footage to discuss Set and Reset which premiered at BAM in 1983.

Elizabeth Streb discusses Trisha Brown’s “Man Walking Down the Side of a Building” (YouTube)
Choreographer Elizabeth Streb describes her experience replicating Trisha Brown’s early work by walking down the side of the Whitney Museum in 2010.

Now your turn...

What did you think? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #TBDC.

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