In the New Body: Public Talk with Curators Marissa Perel & Brian Wallace

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1/4: Figure 8, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Thibault Gregoire, 2013.
2/4: Opal Loop, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Julieta Cervantes.
3/4: Leaning Duets, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Thibault Gregoire, 2013.
4/4: Leaning Duets, performed by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Photo © Thibault Gregoire, 2013.

Curators Marissa Perel and Brian Wallace give an overview of Trisha Brown’s work as it connects to the In the New Body performances at the Barnes Foundation. This lecture will serve to contextualize Brown as a seminal figure of Judson Dance Theater, a choreographic icon, and a collaborator with artists of the postmodern avant-garde.

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.

Watch a video of Lucinda Childs, another pioneering choreographer, discussing her history with Judson Dance Theater.

References

Grants & Grantees

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Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble created new costumes and re-orchestrated the music for the company’s Carpathian dances.

Grants & Grantees

The possibilities of presenting a contemporary artist’s work posthumously will be explored in this discovery project dedicated to Julius Eastman, an African American composer who was active internationally in the 1970s and 80s, but who died at 49, leaving an incomplete but compelling collection of scores and recordings.

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is is a natural history museum dedicated to providing free public education in science.

Beginning in January 2014, the Center established the Visiting Scholar Program, inviting Kristy Edmunds to act as a “catalyst in residence” through a series of visits and conversations with Center staff and constituents.

Grants & Grantees

Susan Rethorst (Pew Fellow, 2014) is an internationally renowned choreographer and teacher of choreography.

Choreographer and Pew Fellow Tania Isaac (2011) presents an iteration of her Center-funded discovery project open notebook: crazy beautiful.

The Center’s 2015 Year in Review highlights the outstanding accomplishments of our grantees, and the broad scope of the Center’s funding.

Grants & Grantees

Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984, most recently showcasing the work of choreographer Trisha Brown, as well as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, and international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi.

This case study by arts journalist Charlotte Stoudt chronicles New Paradise Laboratories’ Fatebook, a production innovative in form, creative process and content: a show developed and experienced partly online and partly live.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dancer and choreographer Ronald K. Brown is the founder of Brooklyn-based contemporary dance ensemble Evidence, A Dance Company.