Dancing Decoy and Lining Up — A Trisha Brown Repertory Workshop with Lisa Kraus
In this workshop we’ll explore a range of movement qualities and choreographic strategies in the work of Trisha Brown. Tuning the body to dance in a released, well-aligned, and sustainable way, we’ll learn sections of Line Up and Glacial Decoy and reset parts of those dances that were originally created through improvisation. The viewing of videos of works by Trisha Brown along with commentary by Lisa Kraus will enhance the understanding of Brown’s work.
13. 4. 2024（Sat）10:00～16:00
14. 4. 2024（Sun）10:00～16:00
※ There will be a lunch break each day
〇 7 minutes’ walk from Totsuka Station
※ We will also walk to an additional venue nearby for part of the workshop
Two-day Registration 22,000 yen
***Early Birds 18,800 yen available until 20th March***
Lisa Kraus danced with Trisha Brown between 1976 and 1983, creating roles in Duetude, Glacial Decoy, Opal Loop and Son of Gone Fishin’. She choreographed and presented her own work over more than three decades and taught extensively in Europe and the U.S. Since 2003 she has re-staged dances for the Trisha Brown Dance Company at venues including Paris Opera Ballet and the Venice Biennale. She currently serves on the Company’s Artistic Advisory Committee.
Trisha Brown 1936 – 2017
Trisha’s birthplace roots were in rural Aberdeen, Washington, Brown – a 1958 graduate of Mills College Dance Department – arrived in New York in 1961. She is one of the founders of Judson Dance Theater – greatly contributing to the fervency of interdisciplinary creativity that defined 1960s New York. Expanding the physical behaviors that qualified as dance, she discovered the extraordinary in the everyday, and brought tasks, rulegames, natural movement, and improvisation into the making of choreography.
One of the most acclaimed and influential choreographers and dancers of her time, Trisha’s groundbreaking work forever changed the landscape of art.
More about Trisha Brown can be found on the TBDC Official Website. Additional information in Japanese with links to further reading can be found on Wikipedia.
Trisha Brown Dance Company
The Trisha Brown Dance Company is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the work of Trisha Brown and projects related to her legacy. Established in 1970, TBDC has toured throughout the world presenting work, teaching, and building relationships with audiences and artists alike. TBDC Official Website
Glacial Decoy, which we will learn about in this workshop, is Trisha Brown and Robert Rauschenberg’s first collaborative work created in 1979, and is said to be a major turning point in Brown’s career. She transitioned from working in non-traditional and art world settings to assume the role of a choreographer working within the institutional framework associated with dancing – the proscenium stage. She established the parameters for their artistic dialogue at the outset, drawing inspiration from the theater’s geometry and sightlines.
Reference videos and image
Hosted by Trisha Brown Dance Company and Murasaki Penguin
Supported by MPP Totsuka
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