Bryn Mawr College

1 Dec 2016


Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Trisha Brown’s O zlozony/O composite. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, courtesy of Pennsylvania Ballet.


John Jasperse's original Fort Blossom. Photo by Maria Anguera de Sojo. © 2000. Pictured: Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Parker Lutz, and Juliette Mapp.


Trisha Brown Dance Company, Set and Reset, Bryn Mawr College, 2015. Photo by Johanna Austin.

Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984. During the Center's relationship with Bryn Mawr, the series has showcased the choreography of contemporary artists such as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, as well as international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi. For its Center-funded "intro/retrospective" project with choreographer Susan Rethorst, Bryn Mawr's array of associated contextual programs included a symposium, discussions with guest artists, choreographic practice workshops, and a catalogue. Most of these were made available via a special microsite devoted to the project. In 2014, Bryn Mawr received Center support to present Trisha Brown: In the New Body, a retrospective of selected dances by Brown, an internationally known leader of post-modernism and an enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia.