As the final location of Trisha Brown Dance Company’s weeklong Los Angeles residency organized by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is honored to present an examination of Brown’s active artistic beginnings as a choreographer and visual artist.
‘Trisha Brown: In Plain Site Los Angeles’ presents legendary choreography beyond the traditional theatrical setting in order to engage visual arts and museum audiences. These site-specific works blend contemporary performance and visual art, amplifying Brown’s role as the curator of her own work, which remains one of her most significant, if unacknowledged, contributions to dance and art history.
Located in the heart of the burgeoning Downtown Arts District, Hauser & Wirth’s open-air spaces will feature choreographed pieces by artists who have worked with Brown in the past. Some of Brown’s first performances were in small commercial art spaces held in neighborhoods that functioned as artist communities similar to the Arts District.
About ‘Trisha Brown: In Plain Site Los Angeles’
The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA has teamed up with museum and gallery spaces throughout Los Angeles – The Broad, J. Paul Getty Museum, LACMA and Hauser & Wirth – to present a series of performances by the internationally renowned Trisha Brown Dance Company, titled ‘Trisha Brown: In Plain Site Los Angeles’. The weeklong series of performances reframes Brown’s exploration of sculpture, architecture and spatial design by mining and recombining seminal choreographies from her groundbreaking repertoire in response to each site.
About Trisha Brown Dance Company
Trisha Brown Dance Company has presented the work of its legendary artistic director for more than 40 years. Founded in 1970 when Brown branched out from the experimental Judson Dance Theater to work with her own group of dancers, the company offered its first performances at alternative sites, including gallery spaces in Manhattan’s SoHo. Her repertoire grew from solos and small group pieces to include major evening-length works for opera houses and theaters. Her body of work includes collaborations with renowned visual artists and musicians like Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage.
This event is free, however, reservations are required. Click here to register.