Acclaimed choreographer Trisha Brown first became known in the 1960s when she presented her work with the Judson Dance Theater. In 1970, she founded the Trisha Brown Dance Company among SoHo’s burgeoning alternative-space scene, and began exploring site-specific choreography (such as Walking on the Wall, performed in 1971 at the Whitney). From work based on everyday actions and repetitive gestures to dance cycles, choreography for opera, and most recently, ballet, Brown continues to find new possibilities for movement, collaboration, and postmodern dance.
Since its inception in the late 1960s, Seminars with Artists has provided a forum for intimate engagements with the most notable artists working in America. Taking its cue from the exhibtition Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure, this season’s speakers explore art practices born from critical intersections with New York City.