Trisha Brown is a postmodern choreographer whose forty-year contribution to contemporary dance has tested and transformed the way dances are created and how and where they are performed.
This month we've had the honor of performing her 1968 installation Planes seven times at Zeitgeist Gallery and we'll be performing it twice more before the month is out.
We are extremely excited to be a part of this collaboration and we're grateful to Zeitgeist, OZ Arts Nashville, the Trisha Brown Dance company, and our Big Payback donors for making it possible. We hope you can join us for one of our two final shows of the season!
Saturday May 30
Two performances: 11 AM and 6 PM
In addition to being a choreographer, Trisha Brown is also known for her work in the visual arts, including improvisational works that combine dance and drawing. She began making sketches in the 1970s to translate her choreography onto paper, and before long the sketches themselves became viewed as intriguing images of freedom and a re-examination of space.
In recognition of her work, Brown has received the coveted MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Award” (the first female choreographer to do so), as well as five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships. She has also been awarded Brandeis University’s Creative Arts Medal in Dance and named a Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame.
Here's more of her story:
After graduating from Mills College in Oakland, California, studying with Anna Halprin and teaching at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Trisha Brown moved to New York City in 1961. Instantly immersed in what was to become the post-modern phenomena of Judson Dance TheaterBrown, along with like-minded artists, pushed the limits of choreography thereby changing modern dance forever.