The Getty Center


Trisha Brown: In Plain Site Los Angeles
Organized by UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance
Presented at the Getty Center, Tram Arrival Plaza
Friday, March 10, 2017
2:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Free; no reservations required.

The Trisha Brown Dance Company premieres "In Plain Site Los Angeles," a selection of material from the company's extensive repertoire presented in response to the site of the Getty Center. The performance is part of a weeklong celebration of Brown's illustrious work, consisting of intimate performances across Los Angeles coordinated by the Center for the Art of Performance UCLA (CAP UCLA).


Brown's role as the curator of her own work remains one of her most significant contributions to dance and art history. With "In Plain Site Los Angeles" the company brings this facet of Brown's vision to the foreground. A choreographic exploration of sculpture, architecture, and spatial design in a reframed dialogue, "In Plain Site Los Angeles" highlights the range of Trisha Brown's exceptional body of work.

One of the most widely acclaimed choreographers to emerge in the postmodern era, Trisha Brown first came to public notice in the 1960s as part of New York's experimental Judson Dance Theater. Along with like-minded artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and Simone Forti, Brown pushed the limits of what was considered appropriate movement for choreography, changing modern dance forever.

The Trisha Brown Dance Company was founded in 1970 when Brown branched out from the Judson Dance Theater. The company presented its first performances at alternative sites in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. Its repertory has grown from solos and small group pieces to major evening-length works and collaborations between Brown and renowned visual artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Laurie Anderson. Brown has received countless accolades for her choreography including the National Medal of Arts, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and the title of Commandeur dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government. She was the first woman choreographer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.


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