Trisha Brown Dance Company brings site-specific work to Emory

March 22, 2018

The Trisha Brown Dance Company stages In Plain Site,” a series of iconic pieces performed as site-specific works on the Emory campus, Apr. 7 – 8, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Candler Concert Series.

One of the most acclaimed choreographers and dancers of her time, Trisha Brown’s groundbreaking work forever changed the landscape of modern dance. With the founding of the Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1970, Brown set off on her own distinctive path of artistic investigation and experimentation, which continued for forty years. 

Today, the Trisha Brown Dance Company continues to perpetuate Brown’s legacy with its “Trisha Brown: In Plain Site” initiative. Through it, the company draws on Brown’s model for reinvigorating her choreography by staging the work in new contexts that include outdoor sites, and museum settings and collections.

“Trisha Brown: In Plain Site” allows Brown’s dances to be freed from the constrictions of the conventional stage and to be once again performed in unexpected locations. 

Performances of “In Plain Site” are Saturday, Apr. 7 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Sunday, Apr. 8 at 2 p.m. and begin in the Schwartz Center's Tharp Rehearsal Hall before moving to Patterson Green and the Emory Quadrangle. In the event of rain, the performance will take place in Tharp Rehearsal Hall. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, visit arts.emory.edu or call the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404-727-5050.