January 19, 2017

Trisha Brown Dance Company Arrives at the Getty Center



Valerie Tate
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Trisha Brown Dance Company Arrives at the Getty Center

TBDC. Geometry of Quiet. Stacy Spence, Jamie Scott, Leah Ives, Samuel Wentz © Service Culturel Musée d’Art moderne - 17

The Trisha Brown Dance Company premieres “In Plain Site,” a selection of material from the Company’s extensive repertoire that will be presented as a memorable site-specific performance, on Friday, March 10. The performance is part of a week-long celebration of intimate performances across Los Angeles to celebrate Brown, coordinated by the Center for the Art of Performance UCLA (CAP UCLA).

Trisha Brown, one of the most widely acclaimed choreographers to emerge in the postmodern era, first came to public notice in the 1960s with the Judson Dance Theater. Along with like-minded artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and Simone Forti, Brown pushed the limits of what was considered appropriate movement for choreography, thereby changing modern dance forever. Brown’s role as the curator of her own work remains one of her most significant contributions to dance and art history. With “In Plain Site,” the Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) brings this facet of Brown’s vision to the foreground.

“’In Plain Site’ is a choreographic exploration of sculpture, architecture, and spatial design in a reframed dialogue,” explains Laurel Kishi, head of public programs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “The visual art and museum culture of the Getty Center created the perfect collaborative opportunity to highlight the range of Trisha Brown’s exceptional body of work.

Founded in 1970 when Trisha Brown branched out from the experimental Judson Dance Theater to work with her own group of dancers, TBDC offered its first performances at alternative sites in Manhattan’s SoHo. The repertory has grown from solos and small group pieces to include major evening-length works and collaborations between Ms. Brown and renowned visual artists. Brown has received countless accolades for her choreography including the National Medal of Arts, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and the title of Commandeur dans L’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government. She was also the first woman choreographer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Trisha Brown: In Plain Site
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Tram Arrival Plaza
Admission: Free; no reservations required

Complete details and descriptions of all the Retrospective Project performances can be found online at

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