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reACT | Trisha Brown: In Plain Site, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
May 28, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In its inaugural year, reACT will feature special performances by past Watermill artist residents, providing them with a unique opportunity to return to Watermill and present original works that are intimately linked to the center. The series will kick off on Memorial Day weekend 2016 with a performance by the internationally-renowned Trisha Brown Dance Company, dedicated to the creation and presentation of work by the legendary choreographer Trisha Brown. Brown was present at Watermill’s inception in 1992, and performed at the inaugural Summer Benefit to support The Center’s construction.
The Watermill Center and Trisha Brown Dance Company invite you to a VIP pre-show at 3:45pm featuring intimate site-specific performances by TBDC. Your VIP ticket grants you exclusive access to the pre-show reception and performance, admission to the general performances and reserved seating for the final seated portion of Trisha Brown: In Plain Site.
To contribute by mail or email, please download the general admission order form here and VIP pre-show order form here. For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Erin Wainwright at +1 (631) 726-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Discounted tickets are only eligible for Byrds and for Collaborators at the Costume Designer membership level and above, with a limit of two discounted tickets per member. To upgrade or purchase a membership, please email email@example.com. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. If an event is postponed or rescheduled due to inclement weather, the ticket will be honored for the rescheduled event date. Patrons must have hard copy tickets or mobile tickets to gain admittance.
Trisha Brown Dance Company | Trisha Brown: In Plain Site | May 28, 2016
Trisha Brown: In Plain Site, a selection of material from the Company’s extensive repertoire that will be presented as a memorable site-specific performance at The Watermill Center, allows Brown’s dances to be freed from the constrictions of the conventional stage and to be once again performed in unexpected locations. But unlike her previous site-specific adventures, Trisha Brown: In Plain Site mines and then recombines material from her vast repertory to accommodate the unique spatial demands of the particular venue.
Brown’s longtime dancers- and now hand-chosen associate artistic directors Carolyn Lucas and Diane Madden–visit the venue, collaborate with the presenting organization in the selection of a site and then decide the pieces that would best fit the selected location. They are re-thinking Brown’s work and finding new ways to express and share her genius. Drastically shortening the distance between the dance and its audience, Trisha Brown: In Plain Site engages the audience in a dramatically different way, illuminating Brown’s fifty years of investigation. The audience will follow TBDC’s seven dancers as they move across Watermill’s 8 ½ acre grounds, making use of The Center’s raised performance platforms in the woods, as well as the gardens and grassy meadow.
*This performance does require audience members to walk across The Center’s grounds.
This performance is made possible by The Brown Foundation.
Image Credit: Group Primary Accumulation at Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), April 2015 © Alexandre Moyrand; Milwaukee Lynden Sculpture Garden 2014, Sticks © Kat Schleicher