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New York Live Arts to Welcome Trisha Brown Dance Company, 4/8-13

Shared Practice Workshop with Samuel Wentz
Apr 12, 1:00-4:00pm, $20
Followed by Hour Onstage and Company Q&A from 4:00pm-5:30pm
New York Live Arts Theater

In this Shared Practice master class, TBDC alumni Samuel Wentz will guide students through the basic phrase from Son of Gone Fishin'. Students will warm up by investigating falling and touch and how this can relate to geometric, full-bodied moving. Exploring the way Brown worked with weight-sharing, counter-balance, and interference (from pieces such as Opal Loop/Cloud Installation #72503; For M.G.: The Movie; or Foray Forêt), students will build their own duets and trios, using the phrase as a movement vocabulary and compositional guide. Immediately following class, students are invited to observe the Company's "Hour Onstage" rehearsal followed by a Q&A with the dancers.

New York Live Arts is a reserved seating house. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 212-924-0077 and will be available online at newyorklivearts.org. New York Live Arts Members, Associated Artists, Students, and Seniors are eligible for 20% discounts to theater performances. Box Office hours: Monday - Friday 1 - 9pm and Saturday-Sunday 12 - 8pm. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at New York Live Arts located at 219 West 19th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.

About Trisha Brown Dance Company: Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) has presented the work of its legendary Founding Artistic Director, Trisha Brown, for over 40 years. Founded in 1970 when Brown branched out from the experimental Judson Dance Theater to work with her own group of dancers, TBDC offered its first performances at alternative sites in Manhattan's SoHo. Today, the Company is regularly seen in landmark opera houses and theaters around the world. The repertory has grown from solos and small group pieces to include major evening-length works and collaborations between Brown and renowned visual artists.

As recently announced, Brown has choreographed her last two works for the Company and named Diane Madden and Carolyn Lucas as Associate Artistic Directors. From 2013 through 2015, Trisha Brown Dance Company journeys on a three-year Proscenium Works, 1979-2011 tourshowcasing Brown's now-complete collection of major stage works, featuring the significant scenic and compositional components created by her collaborators including Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, Robert Ashley and Laurie Anderson.

The tour includes performances in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, and within the United States to California, Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin as well as New York City.

ABOUT NEW YORK LIVE ARTS: New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry offering audiences access to art and artists notable for their conceptual rigor, formal experimentation and active engagement with the social, political and cultural currents of our times. At the center of this identity is Bill T. Jones, Executive Artistic Director, a world-renowned choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer.

We commission, produce and present performances in our 20,000 square foot home, which includes a 184-seat theater and two 1,200 square foot studios that can be combined into one large studio. New York Live Arts serves as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, provides an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people and supports the continuing professional development of artists. Our influence extends beyond NYC through our international cultural exchange program that currently places artists in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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