Trisha Brown

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Trisha Brown in Accumulation (1971). Photo Nathaniel Tileston, 1979.
Born November 25, 1936(1936-11-25)
Aberdeen, Washington, US
Died March 18, 2017(2017-03-18) (aged 80)
San Antonio, Texas, US
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Trisha Brown. Photo: Delahaye.
Opal Loop / Cloud Installation #72503, 1980. Photo: Harry Shunk.
Trisha Brown. Photo: David Seidner.

Trisha Brown (1936-2017) was an American choreographer and dancer, and one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater and the postmodern dance movement.


Trisha Brown, Watermotor, 1978. Film by Babette Mangolte.

Works[edit]

  • Homemade, 1966.
  • Planes, 1968.
  • Man Walking Down the Side of a Building, 1970.
  • Floor of the Forest, 1970.
  • Leaning Duets, 1970.
  • Accumulation, 1971.
  • Walking on the Wall, 1971.
  • Roof Piece, 1971.
  • Primary Accumulation, 1972.
  • Group Primary Accumulation, 1973.
  • Structured Pieces II, 1974.
  • Spiral, 1974.
  • Locus, 1975.
  • Structured Pieces III, 1975.
  • Solo Olos, 1976.
  • Line Up, 1976.
  • Spanish Dance, 1976.
  • Watermotor, 1978. (film by Babette Mangolte)
  • Accumulation with Talking plus Watermotor, 1978. (film by Jonathan Demme)
  • Glacial Decoy, 1979.
  • Opal Loop, 1980.
  • Son of Gone Fishin', 1981.
  • Set and Reset, 1983.
  • Lateral Pass, 1985.
  • Newark, 1987.
  • Astral Convertible, 1989.
  • Foray Forêt, 1990.
  • For M.G.: The Movie, 1991.
  • One Story as in falling, 1992.
  • Another Story as in falling, 1993.
  • If you couldn't see me, 1994.
  • M.O., 1995.
  • Twelve Ton Rose, 1996.
  • L'Orfeo, 1998.
  • Winterreise, 2002.
  • PRESENT TENSE, 2003.
  • O Zlozony/O Composite, 2004.
  • How long does the subject linger on the edge of the volume..., 2005.
  • I love my robots, 2007.
  • L'Amour au Theatre, 2009.
  • Pygmalion, 2010.
  • I'm Going to Toss My Arms – If You Catch Them They're Yours, 2011.

Filmography[edit]

  • Water Motor, short film, actress, 1978.
  • L’orfeo, favola in musica, TV film, choreography and stage manager, 1998.

Documentation[edit]

Video recordings

See also works above.

Photographs

Exhibitions and programs[edit]

Publications, catalogues[edit]

Trisha Brown: Dance and Art in Dialogue 1961-2001, 2003.
  • Trisha Brown: danse, précis de liberté, ed. Michèle Doucet, Marseille: Centre de la Vieille Charité, 1998, 157 pp. Published on the occasion of an exhibition. (French)
  • Trisha Brown: Dance and Art in Dialogue 1961-2001, ed. Hendel Teicher, forew. Adam D. Weinberg and Charles Stainback, Tang, with Andover/MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 2003, 340 pp. Published on the occasion of an exhibition; essays by Maurice Berger, Guillaume Bernardi, Trisha Brown, Marianne Goldberg, Deborah Jowitt, Klaus Kertess, Laurence Louppe, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, and Hendel Teicher. [3]
  • Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing, ed. Peter Eleey, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2008, 96 pp. Published on the occasion of a museum program; feat. essays by Peter Eleey and Philip Bither and a commissioned survey of Brown's drawing vocabulary contributed by the artist. [4]
  • Off the Wall, Part 2, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2010.
  • Trisha Brown: l'invenzione dello spazio, Pistoia: Gli ori, 2010, 159 pp. Published on the occasion of Aperto Festival 2009. Text by Rossella Mazzaglia and Adriana Polveroni. (Italian)/(English)
  • Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s, Munich: Prestel, with London: Barbican Art Gallery, 2011, 223 pp. Published on the occasion of an exhibition. [5]
  • Histoire(s) et lectures: Trisha Brown / Emmanuelle Huynh, 1992-2012, eds. Emmanuelle Huynh, Denise Luccioni and Julie Perrin, Dijon: Les Presses du réel, with Angers: Centre national de danse contemporaine (CNDC), 2012, 343 pp. Contributions by Guillaume Bernardi, Trisha Brown, Emmanuelle Huynh, Kevin Kortan, Laurence Louppe, Denise Luccioni, Diane Madden, Julie Perrin, Shelley Senter, Stacy Spence. [6] (French)

Interviews, conversations[edit]

Miscellanea[edit]

Literature[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Lise Brunel, Babette Mangolte, Guy Delahaye, Trisha Brown, Paris: Bougé, 1987, 98 pp. Collection of interviews, articles, and photographic analyses of Brown's choreography. (French)/(English)
  • Susan Rosenberg, Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art, Wesleyan University Press, 2017. [7]

Book chapters, papers, essays[edit]

Films[edit]

  • In the Steps of Trisha Brown, dir. Marie-Hélène Rebois, 2016, 79 min. [10]

Links[edit]