For more than 30 years beginning in 1980, Trisha Brown enjoyed a close relationship with Jacob’s Pillow. Work on Brown’s iconic Set and Reset was begun with commissioning funds awarded by the Pillow, and the Company has enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership including the 40th anniversary celebration commemorated in the 2011 season. A founding member of the Judson Dance Theater along with Steve Paxton and others, Trisha Brown performed at the Pillow frequently during the 1980s and 1990s, presenting works such as Lateral Pass. Brown taught at the Pillow, created and premiered works here, performed on all three of the Pillow’s stages, and conducted creative residencies both during the summer and in the off-season. The performance seen here represents the company’s first Pillow appearance following Brown’s death in March 2017. Inspired by pre-classic dance forms, L’Amour au théâtre utilizes a backdrop drawn from Brown’s own visual art.
EXPLORE MAURA KEEFE’S MULTIMEDIA ESSAY ON TRISHA BROWN