As one of the co-founders of post-modern dance, choreographer Trisha Brown is one of the most influential figures in American contemporary dance today. The Trisha Brown Dance Company, which she founded in 1970, is internationally renowned in the dance world, and her choreographic works have inspired and influenced several generations of dancers. Her working method is characterised by a readiness to embrace new, experimental art forms and intensively collaborate with fine artists and composers. Following several successful performances at the Berlin Academy of the Arts since 1976 – such as the 1984 production “Set and Reset” featuring music by Laurie Andersen and set design by Robert Rauschenberg – the Academy has invited the Trisha Brown Dance Company once again to Berlin to perform several of Brown’s key works. It offered a younger audience and younger generation of dancers a chance to discover her pioneering works. This was one of the last opportunities to view these works as her company will no longer perform theatre pieces for the stage after 2015. The programme featured a reconstruction of “PRESENT TENSE” (2003) which premiered in Berlin. Other productions included “Solo Olos” (1976), “Son of Gone Fishin’” (1981), “Rogues” (2011) and a selection of early works. Master classes for dance professionals, a podium discussion and videos in the foyer supplemented the performance programme and highlighted the history of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and the impact of her works in Berlin.
Artistic director: Nele Hertling
Choreography: Trisha Brown (US)
Artists: Cecily Campbell, Marc Crousillat, Olsi Gjeci, Leah Ives, Tara Lorenzen, Jamie Scott, Stuart Shugg (US)