Trisha Brown: an evening in the presence of greatness

Trisha Brown 'L'amour au théâtre'That little moment of wonder. That’s one of the things that makes me spend so many nights in theatres. You’re looking at a performance and suddenly you realize that everything in that performance is right. That it couldn’t be any other way. That every move those dancers make almost automatically leads to the next, right movement. You almost feel it in your own body as well. Am I being too poetic here? Whatever. I was really impressed by two of Trisha Brown’s pieces, yesterday at deSingel in Antwerp: her classic Set & reset (’83), on that hypnotic Laurie Anderson-score, and her brand new L’amour au théâtre on music from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie. With Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham gone, there aren’t that many legendary choreographers left, these days. So don’t let that Trisha Brown-weekend at Antwerp’s deSingel slip by. There’s a repertory evening tonight, and her company is performing some early works at 4 and 7 PM tomorrow. Trisha Brown will even be there herself. Dance critic Pieter T’Jonck is interviewing her tomorrow at 5.15 PM. More info here. (photo credit: Paul B. Goode)

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One Response to “Trisha Brown: an evening in the presence of greatness”

  1. Just found your blog and it’s great! I love Trisha Brown and she performed at the Phase 2 opening of the High line this week.

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