Tag Archives: Trisha Brown

Off the Wall at the Whitney

Trisha Brown Dance Company at the Whitney Museum, 1971, photo by Walter Gutman, courtesy Anthology Film Archives From July 1st through September 19th, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents Off the Wall, a two-part exhibition that brings together thirty performative … Continue reading

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Trisha Brown Dance Company at the Dia: Beacon

The Dia: Beacon, a massive, naturally-lit contemporary art museum housed in an old Nabisco box-printing factory, is an ideal setting for dance performances – especially when the performances require high ceilings and pillars from which the dancers can gracefully fall.  … Continue reading

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Memories of Merce

Merce Cunningham, photo by Annie Leibovitz, 1994 The memories of Merce Cunningham, who died on July 26 at the age of 90, continue to pour in. Culture Shuk, a project of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, posted some thoughts and … Continue reading

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Stephen Petronio Company Celebrates 25 Years

Stephen Petronio didn’t start dancing until he took a contact improvisation class as a sophomore at Hampshire College. He fell in love with dance, studying with Steve Paxton and later joining Trisha Brown’s company as its first male dancer in … Continue reading

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Robert Rauschenberg, Artist and Dance Collaborator, Dies at 82

John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg, circa 1960s (courtesy of Douglas Jeffrey) The inventive American artist Robert Rauschenberg died last night at the age of 82, according to the NY Times. In addition to being a painter, photographer, and … Continue reading

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