Biography of Trisha Brown (1936-VVVV)

Dancer, choreographer and Director of American ballet, born in Aberdeen in 1936. Lover of all sports since childhood, Brown started dance studies at the age of thirteen, had the opportunity to expand them in the Mills College in California as well as summer courses from Connecticut College in the years 1955 and 1959.

He made his debut in the company of Ann Halprin in 1960; Although always interested in perfecting his technique, he/she continued his studies with Merce Cunningham in New York. He/She began to choreograph for the Judson Church Dance Theatre organized in 1962 by Robert Dunn, where he/she created Lightfall (1963). Although he/she has worked for other companies, its main creative activity is geared towards the Trisha Brown Dance Company since 1971. His choreographies include: plans (Forti, 1968), Falling Duet (1968), Sky Map (1969), Man Walking Down the Side of Building (1969) and Walking on the Wall (1971), where the dancers moved within the walls through a system of ropes and pulleys, Accumulation (1971), Rummage Sale and Falling Duet II (1971), Roof (1971), the Floor of the Forest (1971), Group Accumulation (1973), Roof of Fire Piece (1973), Drift (1974), Pamplona Stones (1975), Pyramid (1975), Primary Accumulation with Talking Plus Water Motor (1979), a monologue in the form of autobiography, Glacial Decoy (1979), Set and Reset (1983), with music by Laurie Anderson then made of created the choreography, Newark (1987) for the Centre National de Danse Contemporain of Angers, Astral Convertible (Landry, 1989) with Rauschenberg designsForay Foret (1990), For M.G. (Curran, 1991), Lateral Pass (Zummo, 1993), Long and Dream (1994), M.O. (Bach, 1995), the only If You Could See Me (1995), Twelve Ton Rose (Webern, 1996) premiered at the Next Wave Festival of the Academy of music in Brooklyn, Homemade (1996) and Canto/Pianto (Monteverdi and electronic music, 1997) for the New York City Ballet.

She danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov the duo You Can See Us at the Montpellier Festival of 1995, a transformation of the single If You Could See Me, in which Brown spends all her time back to the public. It has received, among other awards, two Guggenheim awards.