August 1, 2017-(Becket, MA) Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) performs at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 16-20, representing the work of one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th century. Since Brown’s passing this past March, witnessing TBDC in an evening-length program is an increasingly rare experience. Echoing Brown’s choreographic innovation, timeless aesthetic, and 1960s postmodern approach to dance making, TBDC will perform a version of Opal Loop (1980) prepared especially for Jacob’s Pillow, featuring former dancers of the company and an original cast member. Acknowledging Brown’s more recent choreography, TBDC will also perform Groove and Countermove from 2000 and L’Amour au théâtre from 2009. As the company ventures into a new era, viewing Brown’s work in a proscenium venue “feel[s] increasingly essential” (The New Yorker).
As a co-presentation by Jacob’s Pillow Dance and The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, the TBDC will present Trisha Brown: In Plain Site on August 13 at 1pm and 4pm at the Clark. This unique site-specific engagement reconstructs Brown’s work made for the proscenium stage and takes it into unconventional spaces, occurring on and around the Clark’s idyllic outdoor landscape.
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