Presented as part of the gallery display of Set and Reset and in collaboration with Trisha Brown Dance Company, Set and Reset/Unset is a series of informal performances that will provide a rare insight into the core principles and processes that Brown used to create her choreography.
The project builds upon Trisha Brown’s own history of combining spoken-word with movement, and delivering performance lectures where she explained the process of making Set and Reset while her dancers performed on stage.
Set and Reset/Unset draws upon materials from the Trisha Brown Dance Company archive. Dancers perform sections of choreography live using the same parameters that Brown set for her dancers:
- Keep it simple (The clarity issue)
- Play with visibility and invisibility (The privacy issue)
- If you don’t know what to do, get in line (Helping out with downtime)
- Stay on the outside edge of the stage (The spatial issue)
- Act on instinct (The wild card)
This expanded demonstration will open up the intricate way Brown formed her choreography, the role of the dancer in this process, and the importance of Set and Reset to the history of art.