Wednesday, February 24

Set and Reset (1983), Newark (1987), Present Tense (2003) - Trisha Brown


Set and Reset (1983)
"Trisha Brown, stricken with an illness that can't be evaded, is permanently retired from the stage and from choreography. Her works for proscenium theaters are also about to be retired by her company, which will continue as a project-based organization rather than one that tours established repertory. The valedictory New York City program of three Brown dances, performed in late January at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, represented much more than themselves: they stood for over 100 dance works in a more than half-century-long theatrical career by a brainy — and unemphatically witty — iconoclast, whose performing environments of choice ranged from opera houses, such as this one, to the surfaces of buildings, and whose achievements ranged from the choreography and direction of operas and classic song cycles to such postmodern experiments as a dance for urban living in the form of gestures relayed among performers positioned on Lower Manhattan rooftops. ..."
Impressions of The Trisha Brown Dance Company
BAM: The Trisha Brown Dance Company (Video)
NY Times - Review: From Trisha Brown, Three Last Dances (Maybe) in Brooklyn
YouTube: Set and Reset: Trisha Brown’s Postmodern Masterpiece

2008 May: Trisha Brown, 2010 December: "A Walk Across the Rooftops", 2011 January: Trisha Brown - Floor of the Forest (1970), 2011 March: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s, 2012 February: Dance/Draw, 2016 January: Dance, Valiant & Molecular.

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