Trisha Brown Dance Company to perform at Wave Hill on June 8-9
Trisha Brown Dance Company
Wave Hill, Trisha Brown Dance Company Co-Production
Brings Dance to Wave Hill June 8, 9
Trisha Brown: In Plain Site to be Performed across Wave Hill’s Serene, World-Class Gardens
$35 Tickets on Sale Noon, Wednesday, May 25
Bronx, NY, May 17, 2021—Wave Hill is thrilled to bring dance back to the gardens this summer through a co-production with the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Recent relaxing in COVID-19-related restrictions inspired both institutions to celebrate with evening performances in June. Trisha Brown: In Plain Site allows Brown’s dances to be freed from the constrictions of the conventional stage and to once again be performed in unexpected locations. For this outdoor performance at Wave Hill, selections from the repertory are restaged in a dynamic relationship to the garden’s serene setting, expanding and amplifying Brown’s effortless affinity for naturalizing movement to the physical environment.
The program each evening will feature an excerpt from Another Story as in falling (1993), as well as some of Brown’s Early Works, including Accumulation (1971), Leaning Duets (1970), Solo Olos (1976), and Locus (1975) among others. (Please note the program is subject to change). The locations in the gardens range from the garden’s two sweeping lawns, with views of the Hudson River and Palisades; the Aquatic Garden; and three locations near Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery. The dancers will perform both together and in smaller groups, breaking apart and coming together over the course of the program.
Trisha Brown's choreography developed in the urban setting of downtown New York, and her legacy endures through the post-modern dance company she founded in 1970, which is guided by discovering "the extraordinary in the everyday." Wave Hill’s commitment to fostering human connections with the natural world represents the intersection of nature and culture, providing a perfect setting that reveals how Brown's visionary work can resonate in new contexts.
“The repertory pieces that will be performed,” commented Director of Arts and Chief Curator Gabriel de Guzman, “showcase a vocabulary of movements that developed not only from the rapid pace of the city, but also from understanding of the body's connection to nature. Now that we’re emerging from this long period of quarantine, I can’t think of a better way to experience the open air than this innovative engagement with landscape.”
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at noon at wavehill.org, and all tickets are $35. Wave Hill Members save 10%. Each order is limited to two tickets. With some COVID-19-related restrictions still in place, capacity is limited and each evening is expected to sell out quickly. Shine only; no refunds. The garden landscape includes some stairs, uneven surfaces and elevations.
The Trisha Brown Dance Company is generously supported by the New York Community Trust; National Endowment for the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Howard Gilman Foundation; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston; Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Shubert Foundation; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; The Hyde and Watson Foundation; Nathan Cummings Foundation; Rolex Institute; and Pathways Projects Institute. TBDC also extends very special thanks to Trisha Brown Company Chair Dorothy Lichtenstein, the Trisha Brown Company Board of Trustees, and all of the Company’s Individual Donors.
The Performing Arts Program is supported in part by the Michael J. Shannon and the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. The City of New York owns the buildings and grounds of Wave Hill. Wave Hill’s operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Zoos; Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks; Recreation and Historic Preservation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.
HOURS: Open all year, currently Tuesday–Sunday, 10AM–5:30PM.
ADMISSION TO THE GROUNDS: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children 6-18. Free Thursdays. Free to members, children under 6. Reservations required, at wavehill.org or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.
DIRECTIONS: Complete directions at wavehill.org
Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo
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