I recently had the opportunity to return to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, one of my favorite venues in NYC. The Trisha Brown Dance Company was performing for three days only, alongside an exhibition of works by Elizabeth Murray. [See my Elizabeth Murray post here.]
I had never before seen the Trisha Brown Company, but was familiar with her work with Merce Cunningham in the 1960s and was excited to finally partake in the thrill. There were three dances, one with costumes and set designed by Robert Rauschenberg, one by Elizabeth Murray, and one by Donald Judd. The most interesting part of the experience, for me, was seeing how three visual artists whose work I know so well reinterpreted the set and costumes for modern dance.
I highly recommend that you catch a show at BAM sometime soon - and be sure to stop by BAMcafe Live - one of my favorite low-key live music venues on Friday and Saturday nights.
Coat: Vintage - last worn here, in San Francisco!
Photos by William Sealy.