• exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 28 x 23 cm.
  • 339 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0262201399

Trisha Brown : Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961-2001

Trisha Brown, Hendel Teicher, Maurice Berger, Marianne Goldberg, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Laurence Louppe, Klaus Kertess, Guillaume Bernardi, Deborah Jowitt

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Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, September 27 - December 31, 2002. Traveled to The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, April 5 - June 22, 2003; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, July 12 - September 14, 2003; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, October 10, 2003 - February 10, 2004; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, March 25 - July 18, 2004. Curated by Hendel Teicher. Essays by Trisha Brown, Teicher, Maurice Berger, Marianne Goldberg, Yvonne Rainer, Steve paxton, Laurence Louppe, Klaus Kertess, Guillaume Bernardi, Deborah Jowitt. "In 1962, at the age of twenty-six, Trisha Brown became one of the original members of the experimental Judson Church Dance Theater in New York, and in 1970 she cofounded The Grand Union. The dancers of these radical groups, such as Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton, embraced improvisation and the use of everyday movements not usually associated with legitimate choreography. To bring her dance into the real world of objects and unpredictable events, Brown performed much of her early work outdoors. The book recalls the richness of those times, when poets, musicians, painters, and sculptors joined with dancers and choreographers in questioning the hierarchies and boundaries of their disciplines. By the late 1970s, Brown was looking for ways to expand and open up her dances. The desire to create large-scale, complex productions led her to incorporate stage design and music as simultaneous, independent elements in her work. Collaborating with such visual artists and musicians as Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley, John Cage, Alvin Curran, Nancy Graves, Donald Judd, Fujiko Nakaya, Robert Rauschenberg, and, most recently, Terry Winters, she created visual and musical spectacles, or 'movement-images.' In this book, which accompanies a nationally touring exhibition co-organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, historians, critics, choreographers, dancers, and visual artists explore the dialogue between dance and the visual arts in Brown's work" -- publisher's statement. Profusely illustrated. Biography; chronology of dances 1961 - 1979; notes; dancers; Trisha Brown's appearances with others; Brown's choreographies performed by other companies; selected videography / filmography; selected bibliography, index.