[Trisha Brown Dance Company] Set and ResetPhoto by Stephanie Berger
Set and Reset
Photo by Stephanie Berger

Fisher Center and Bard SummerScape Present

Trisha Brown Dance Company

Proscenium Works: 1979–2011

“Works by Brown don’t just challenge our perceptions; they expand our minds and untether our spirits.”—The Village Voice

Trisha Brown Dance Company returns to SummerScape as part of its farewell tour, presenting some of the final performances of Brown's legendary large-scale works.

The most widely acclaimed American choreographer of the postmodern era and the first female choreographer to receive the coveted MacArthur "genius" award, Trisha Brown's body of work challenged and changed the definition of dance over her 40-year career.

The program celebrates Brown's pioneering dance style with Set and Reset (1983), a collaboration with Robert Rauschenberg and Laurie Anderson; the exquisite solo If you couldn't see me (1994); and Brown's sublime final creation I'm going to toss my arms—if you catch them they're yours (2011).

With Brown retired from dance making, her company will no longer perform these stage works. Don't miss one of the final opportunities to experience the vision of this extraordinary artist in its best possible context.

Meet the Artists
Post-performance discussion June 27
Pre-performance conversation June 28 at 1 pm


Neal Beasley
Cecily Campbell
Olsi Gjeci
Tara Lorenzen
Megan Madorin
Tamara Riewe
Jamie Scott
Stuart Shugg
Nicholas Strafaccia

Running time for this concert is approximately 90 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission.