In the June 2 issue of The New Yorker, Trisha Brown Dance Company is highlighted in the Summer Dance Preview and gives great context for our Gallery Exhibition at the Arts Center at Governors Island, as well as the performance on Pier 15 on June 26. And check out that lovely illustration!
This summer, on Governors Island, the River To River Festival honors Brown’s relationship to New York City, presenting exhibitions, talks, and open rehearsals devoted to her role as one of the earliest practitioners of site-specific dance. Brown, whose works range from pure dance to pure concept, has asked her troupe to perform on roofs, on walls, and on rafts. In 2011, she created three final dances, including “I’m Going to Toss My Arms—If You Catch Them They’re Yours,” a loose-limbed, melancholy work, in which nine dancers shared the stage with nine industrial fans.