In Plain Site: Los Angeles | Trisha Brown Dance Company
Continuing Trisha Brown Dance Company’s weeklong Los Angeles residency organized by CAP UCLA, The Broad is pleased to present a unique iteration of In Plain Site: Los Angeles. The site-specific work was created specifically by TBDC for The Broad’s architecture and galleries. Elizabeth Diller, principal-in-charge of design for The Broad sites Brown’s choreography as an influence on her creative practice. This evening will be an inspired program between the choreography of Brown and the architecture of Diller.
About Trisha Brown Dance Company
“No choreographer who has come along in the last 30 years has done half as much to extend our idea of what dance can be.”
- New York Times
Trisha Brown Dance Company has presented the work of its legendary artistic director for over 40 years. 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.
Recognized as one of the greatest dancers and choreographers of her time, Trisha Brown’s role as the curator of her own work remains one of her most significant, if unacknowledged, contributions to dance and art history. With a new program, In Plain Site, the TBDC brings this facet of Brown’s vision to the foreground as a means to perpetuate her legacy into the future.
About In Plain Site: Los Angeles
In collaboration with the Trisha Brown Dance Company and select L.A. area museum and gallery spaces, CAP UCLA has initiated a week-long series of intimate performances that enable audiences to experience the arc of Brown’s choreographies in a non-theatrical framework. As part of CAP’s ongoing programming that explores the collaborative intersections in the Visual & Performing Arts (with major support from the Mellon Foundation), they have initiated a number of collaborations with partnering institutions, including The Broad, in order to trace her choreographic exploration of sculpture, architecture, and spatial design in a reframed dialogue within our visual art and museum culture.
Look for the detailed performance schedule closer to the event at http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/trisha_brown_17. Some events will be free and open to the public. Others, due to space constraints, will be ticketed.