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Tonight the Trisha Brown Dance Company returns to BAM with the final two works, both NY premieres, of Brown’s long and influential career. The program will also include three pieces of repertory–counting collaborations with art giants Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, and Laurie Anderson–including the solo Homemade performed by TBDC veteran Vicky Shick.

Trisha Brown in Homemade with Robert Whitman. Photo by Vincent Pereira, courtesy TBDC.

The past few years in the dance world can easily be logged by the greats we have lost, Merce Cunningham (and his company) and Pina Bausch among them. The end of this week will add Brown’s innovative work to the list, though her company will carry on. Stay tuned for a critical conversation between me and Rebecca Hadley in response to this mile-marking show and the new era it necessarily hails.

In the meantime, click here for the hottest ticket in town this week:

Excerpts of the original 1983 BAM production of Set and Reset plus the two newest and final works I’m going to toss my arms—if you catch them they’re yours and Les Yeux et l’âme can be seen on TBDC website.




Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.