Duration: 60 min., no intermission
Choreographer Trisha Brown is a pioneer of postmodern dance, which first erupted in the 1960s with the work of Merce Cunningham. Brown and other groundbreaking artists of her generation expanded the limits of modern dance and bent its rules, transforming it in a revolutionary manner. Over the past 45 years, Brown has choreographed more than 100 dance performances, and was the first woman to receive the prestigious MacArthur “Genius Grant.” The Trisha Brown Dance Company’s performances at the Israel Festival are a rare opportunity – possibly the last one – to attend a company performance as part of its international tour.
In New York during the 1960s and 1970s, Trisha Brown was one of the pioneers who literally transformed the world into a stage, expanding the limits of the traditional stage and breaking out into both open and closed public spaces.Thesetwo site-specific performances feature a selection of pieces from Brown’s vast repertory. The works are specially adapted to the exhibition spaces of the Israel Museum, where their complexity is mitigated by the direct, unmediated contact between the audience and Brown’s rich creative world.
* The performance In Plain Site is standing-room only
*Special thanks to Friends of the Festival Ruth Cummings Sorensen,Jack and Judy Stern and Bill Erlich | With the support of the Philip & Muriel Berman Foundation and Nancy Berman,Nathan Cummings Foundation| In Collaboration with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
*Special thanks to the U.S Embassy for its generous support