Sunday, January 24, 2010

Trisha Brown Artist Lecture 1/27 5:30 PM

Trisha Brown January 27, 2010, 5:30 PM  Trisha Brown is widely considered to be the most important choreographer to emerge from the postmodern era. Since graduating from Mills College in 1958 with a degree in dance, Brown has become widely acclaimed for her maverick spirit and ability to push the human body to perform in unexpected ways. Unafraid to challenge new genres, she has choreographed opera, jazz, classical music, and ballet over the course of her storied career. Founding her own company in 1970, Brown explored the terrain of her adoptive SoHo, creating her early dances for alternative spaces including roof tops and walls, and flirting with gravity--alternately using it and defying it. Recognized as a visual artist as well as a dancer, Brown was invited to participate in Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany, garnering much critical acclaim.*  Presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, T*risha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing*, organized by the Walker Art Center, which will be on view at the Mills College Art Museum from January 20-March 14, 2010.

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