Trisha Brown

Highlights: Tanz im August 2013 (Berlin)

 Tanz im August celebrates its 25th anniversary this year from August 16th – 31st, 2013 . The festival presents the current state of affairs in the international contemporary dance scene with a focus on  contextual and aesthetic perspectives of the artists presented. At various venues in Berlin, the outstanding choreographers and companies are presented as well as exciting young unknowns with potential for further development. Below are a few of Contemporary Performances Networks highlights including one of our members Choy Ka Fai (SG). Trisha Brown Dance Company (US) Early Works Trisha Brown became a protagonist of postmodern dance with her dance miniatures. One goal of her minimalist works from the early 1970s onward was to create pure motion – neutral, free of associations, neithe...

Books: Move. Choreographing You: Art and Dance Since the 1960s

Move. Choreographing You explores the interaction between visual art and dance since the 1960s. This beautifully illustrated book, published in connection with a major exhibition, focuses on visual artists and choreographers who create sculptures and installations that direct the movements of audiences–making them dancers and active participants. Move shows that choreography is not merely about the notation of movement on paper or in film but about the ways the body inhabits sculpture and installations. The book documents some of the diverse but interconnected ways that visual art and choreography have come together over the past fifty years. Among the artists whose work helped to forge the art-dance connection are Allan Kaprow, Robert Morris, Lygia Clark, Bruce Nauman, Trisha Brown,...