In the New Body: Classes

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1/5: Leaning Duets, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Thibault Gregoire, 2013.
2/5: PRESENT TENSE, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Naoya Ikegani Saitama Arts Foundation, 2006.
3/5: Opal Loop, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Julieta Cervantes.
4/5: Leaning Duets, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Thibault Gregoire, 2013.
5/5: Figure 8, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Thibault Gregoire, 2013.

To acquaint Philadelphia dancers with Trisha Brown’s explorations, a series of free classes and workshops will be offered at area Universities and art spaces. Classes will be led by Wendy Perron, former dancer with Trisha Brown Dance Company, as well as a master class led by current members of Trisha Brown Dance Company.

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.

September 29, 5:30 p.m.
The Temple University Dance Studies Colloquium Series: The Paradoxes of Trisha Brown
Temple University
CHAT Lounge 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia

October 3, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
On the History of Trisha’s Work
The University of the Arts
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

October 3, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Repertory Class: Group Primary Accumulation
The University of the Arts
1401 Walnut 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Participants will learn an iconic Trisha Brown dance, then give pop-up performances starting at 4 p.m.

October 22, 4–5:30 p.m.
Trisha Brown Dance Company Master Class
Bryn Mawr College
Pembroke Studio
218 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr
This event is free and open to area dancers, embodying the physicality of Brown’s work. Please RSVP here.

References

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