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.
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.
Chambre is a hybrid interdisciplinary performance and art installation that draws from Jean Genet’s iconic play Les Bonnes (The Maids) and the real-life murder case that inspired the play, in which sisters Christine and Léa Papin murdered the mother and daughter who were their employers.
Image Credit: Paris 2008, Sticks by Irene Hultman Monti