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A Week of Trisha Brown All Over Los Angeles

The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and a slew of the city’s art institutions have organized a weeklong series of talks, performances, and other events about the pioneering choreographer’s work.

Trisha Brown Dance Company, "Geometry of Quiet", Stacy Spense, Jamie Scott, Leah Ives, Samuel Wentz (© Service Culturel Musée d'Art moderne, via <a href="http://cap.ucla.edu/trishabrown/" target="_blank">cap.ucla.edu</a>)
Trisha Brown Dance Company, “Geometry of Quiet”, Stacy Spense, Jamie Scott, Leah Ives, Samuel Wentz (© Service Culturel Musée d’Art moderne, via cap.ucla.edu)

Alongside Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti, Trisha Brown is one of the seminal figures of avant-garde dance and movement, with a career spanning almost 60 years. She studied with postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin in the early 1960s before becoming a founding member of the Judson Dance Theater in 1962, eventually forming her own company in 1970. Brown’s choreography developed from the modern dance tradition, while at the same time challenging its austerity, leaving the confines of the theater for site-specific works on rooftops or aboard rafts floating in bodies if water.

In recognition of Brown’s influential role, the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) at UCLA — along with the Broad, the Getty, LACMA, and Hauser & Wirth — has organized In Plain Site, a weeklong series of performances, talks, and events. It all kicks off tonight with a conversation at the Broad between architect Elizabeth Diller, art historian Susan Rosenberg, and UCLA CAP director Kristy Edmunds about the relationship between architecture, visual art, and dance in Brown’s work.

When: Monday, March 6–Sunday, March 12
Where: Various venues throughout Los Angeles

More info here.

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