In the New Body: Nuts and Bolts – Past Event

April 29, 2016 || 4:30pm Free RSVP

Open studio lecture and demonstration reveals the process of setting O zlozony / O composite on the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet. Learn what makes Brown’s movement so distinct—artistically and technically—and how it is transmitted for performance. Includes Ballet dancers, TBDC restagers, and choreographer and former TBDC dancer Stephen Petronio.

Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design                                
418 Main Building Dance Studio
3141 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Map)


Creative Collaborations in the work of Trisha Brown – Past Event

May 1, 2016 || 3:30pm  RSVP

Susan Rosenberg (scholar-in-residence, Trisha Brown Dance Company) explores Brown’s orchestration of collaboration—with her dancers and with visual and sound artists—as well as her important role as a curator of her own work. Emphasizing Brown’s work on the stage (1979–2012); her contributions to visual art (through drawing) and her direction of opera, this talk underscores Brown’s distinctive approach to music, to her work’s staging, as well as qualities of emotion and narrative, which emerged in the latter part of her career.

Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Directions and parking information.

Play and Replay – Past Event

An informance with Eva Karczag and Lisa Kraus

March 12, 2016 || 7pm RSVP

Eva Karczag and Lisa Kraus, In the New Body project director, danced together in Brown’s company. Through conversation, dancing, and video clips, they share their experiences of being in Brown’s work and witnessing its development over time.

Earlier on March 12, Eva Karczag will lead her workshop “Deep Dive” for area dancers at 10am–4pm, also at the Conwell Dance Theater. See “Classes” for more information.

Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University
1801 North Broad Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Gallery Talk – Past Event

Trisha Brown: (Re)framing collaboration curator Brian Wallace and artist and independent curator Marissa Perel

October 24, 2015 || 6:15pm  RSVP HERE

A curatorial overview of Trisha Brown’s work as it connects to the performances at the Barnes Foundation and at Bryn Mawr College to the work on view in Trisha Brown: (Re)framing collaboration, an exhibition of the art of Trisha Brown and her collaborators. The talk will contextualize Brown as a seminal figure of Judson Dance Theater, a choreographic icon, and collaborator with artists of the post-modern avant-garde.

General exhibition hours and description.

Gallery talk is a part of Triple Feature, an evening of events at Bryn Mawr College starting with a performance of Floor of the Forest (free) at 5:30pm and performance of Proscenium Works, 1979–2011 (ticketed) at 8pm; performances by Trisha Brown Dance Company. Following the talk, refreshments will be served.

Bryn Mawr College, Canaday Library Class of 1912 Gallery
101 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Wheelchair accessible

At the Crossroads of Dance and Visual Art: the pioneering choreography of Trisha Brown–Past Event

October 17, 2015 || 2pm RSVP

Setting the stage for the performances of Trisha Brown’s Early Works at the Barnes Foundation, Dr. Susan Rosenberg, scholar-in-residence at the Trisha Brown Dance Company, offers an overview of Brown’s career at the crossroads of dance and visual art. In a presentation that includes still and moving images, Rosenberg focuses on Brown’s most significant innovations and her work’s fundamental artistic principles. In the second hour, artist and curator Marissa Perel leads a panel discussion on the legacy of Brown’s work on the next generation of artists and choreographers.

Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Directions and parking information.
Wheelchair accessible

Judson Dance Theater: The Transformation from Modern to Contemporary – Past Event

October 13, 2015 || 7pm RSVP

Presented by Drexel University

Wendy Perron, former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company, author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer, and former editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine, presents a slide lecture on this pivotal moment in dance history. With influences from Anna Halprin, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage, Judson Dance Theatre ignited an explosion of experimentation by visual artists, composers, poets, and dancers. Their performances questioned everything about modern dance as it existed in 1962. Includes rare photos of works by Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, David Gordon, Lucinda Childs, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, and others.

Mandell Theater, Drexel University
33rd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Directions and parking information.
Wheelchair accessible