Early Bird Sale
13 Sep 2018, 9am - 28 Sep 2018, 12am
13 Sep 2018, 10am - 27 Sep 2018, 8pm
28 Sep 2018, 12am
28 Sep 2018, 10am
IN THE STEPS OF TRISHA BROWN / DANS LES PAS DE TRISHA BROWN
BY MARIE-HÉLÈNE REBOIS
Trisha Brown is one of the most influential choreographers of the post-modern era. She transformed modern dance through her experimentation with movement and a new language that resists standard notation. In 2013, the Paris Opera Ballet restaged Glacial Decoy (1979), the seminal work that Brown produced in collaboration with visual artist Robert Rauschenberg, who created its costumes and slide projections. In the Steps of Trisha Brown takes us behind the scenes to the rehearsal studios where this new generation of dancers are endeavouring to grasp the principles of her practice under the mentorship of Lisa Kraus, former dancer with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and Carolyn Lucas, co-artistic director of the Company.
Rehearsal sequences are punctuated with archival footage of Brown in action, video excerpts of the original production, and her iconic early works such as Man Walking Down the Side of a Building (1970) and Roof Piece (1971). As the lessons progress, the dancers are forced to part with familiar principles of composition to achieve what Brown called a state of “pure movement.” They have to recalibrate their bodies to move in a different way—off-centre. This process soon reveals how radical her practice was in expanding perceptions of performance, and the enduring nature of her legacy.
In the Steps of Trisha Brown was part of the official selection of films in the FID International Film Festival Marseille (2016), and won the Jury Prize at the Montréal International Festival of Films on Art (2017).
This programme includes a post-screening dialogue with dance artist Susan Sentler (Lecturer, School of Dance & Theatre, LASALLE) on the principles of Trisha Brown’s practice that have inspired her own. She will also discuss LASALLE’s upcoming re-staging of the early works Leaning Duets I (1970), Sticks (1973) and Spanish Dance (1973), organised in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibition Minimalism: Space. Light. Object (16 Nov 2018 – 14 Apr 2019).
Early Bird Sale
In French and English with English subtitles
Approximately 79 minutes
Rating / Age Limit
- Rating: PG
- No admission for infants in arms.
- Admission is subject to tickets and valid IDs produced at the entrance.
Photography / Video Recording Rules
- No flash photography or videography is permitted in the galleries.
- Still photography (no flash) for non-commercial use is permitted.
- Photography may not be permitted in the special exhibition galleries.
- Use of selfie sticks and tripods is also not permitted in the galleries.
- No food and drink (including bottled water) is permitted in the galleries.
- Tickets are only valid on the stipulated date, and for one entry.
- Tickets cannot be refunded, sold or exchanged, and are void if altered.
- Concession tickets are only valid for visitors who meet the concessionary requirements.
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S$8.00 per ticket for Early Bird Adult
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[Applicable from 13 Sep 2018 till 27 Sep 2018]
Marie-Hélène Rebois’ passion for movement and dance has compelled her to make several documentaries that focus on the memory of the body and the cultural heritage of contemporary dance. She has received SACD‘s Beaumarchais Medal for her work on contemporary creations and her films have been broadcast on television internationally. In the Steps of Trisha Brown is her first feature produced for theatrical release.