Beginning with her work as part of the Judson Dance Theater movement in the 1960s, the pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown has never failed to shatter perceptions of what dance can be. Relentlessly breaking conventions, Brown’s company flirted with gravity as they explored their SoHo neighborhood. Her work with artists in other genres—including visual artist Robert Rauschenberg, who designed costumes and sets and wrote music for her pieces—has resulted in some of the most interesting performances of the postmodern era. Following a series of fall, winter, and spring performances at Dia:Beacon in 2009–2010, Trisha Brown brought her piece L’Amour au théâtre to Bard, along with two of her legendary Rauschenberg collaborations.
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