In the New Body: At the Crossroads of Dance and Visual Art

17 Oct 2015
Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

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Opal Loop, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Julieta Cervantes.

Setting the stage for the performances of Trisha Brown's Early Works at the Barnes Foundation, Susan Rosenberg, scholar-in-residence at the Trisha Brown Dance Company, offers an overview of Brown's career at the crossroads of dance and visual art. In a presentation that includes still and moving images, Rosenberg focuses on Brown's most significant innovations and her work's fundamental artistic principles. In the second hour, artist and curator Marissa Perel leads a panel discussion on the legacy of Brown's work on the next generation of artists and choreographers.

Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, In the New Body charts three stages of Brown's prolific career, beginning with performances at the Barnes Foundation and continuing with performances at Bryn Mawr College and the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Ballet will present Brown's O Zlozony/O Composite (2004), becoming the first United States ballet company to perform her choreography.