Trisha Brown

The most widely acclaimed choreographer of the postmodern era, Trisha Brown came to public notice in the 1960s as part of the “dance revolution” at New York City’s Judson Dance Theater. After founding her company in 1970, she continued pushing the limits of movement and creating works for alternative spaces (including rooftops and walls) and soon began exploring more complex movements within traditional settings. Her work with Robert Rauschenberg and Laurie Anderson, Set and Reset, established her as a leader among choreographers for the stage, launching the work that has followed: stagings of full operas and chamber pieces (L’Orfeo, Luci Mie Traditrici, Schubert’s Winterreise), as well as pure dances set to classical and contemporary jazz scores. Most recently, she has concerned herself with narrative in dance and with interactive media. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the National Medal of Arts, she holds the rank of Officier in France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.