Six American Dance Pioneers: A Look Back, A Leap Forward: Trisha BrownAdditional title: Trisha BrownAdditional title: Trilogy (Choreographic work : Brown)
NamesKraus, Lisa (Dancer)Kraus, Lisa (Speaker)Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 (Speaker)Brown, Trisha, 1936-2017 (Choreographer)Hess, Susan (Director)Painted Bride Art Center (Presenter)
Susan Hess Modern Dance Lecture Series Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2001-05-01
Table of ContentsReel 1. Introduction (13 min.) / danced and spoken by Lisa Kraus -- Trisha Brown with dance films (beginning) [ends abruptly] (50 min.) -- Reel 2. Trisha Brown with dance films (conclusion) (41 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1477
TopicsBrown, Trisha, 1936-2017Kraus, LisaMonteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643. OrfeoSciarrino, Salvatore. Luci mie traditriciTrilogy (Choreographic work : Brown)Music and danceChoreographyModern dance -- United StatesDance -- History -- 20th century
GenresInterviewsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Title taken from original cassette label and other videos from the series.Content: Reel 1 (63 min.) ; Reel 2 (41 min.).Content: Dance film excerpts interspersed between discussions include: El Trilogy (2000), Orfeo (1998) and Luci Mie Traditrici (2001).Creation/production credits: Presented by Susan Hess Modern Dance; videographer, Alan Powell.Venue: Videotaped during talk at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 2001 May 1.Acquisition: Gift; Susan Hess; 2010.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (MiniDV) (104 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionReel 1. Trisha Brown (choreographer) discusses working in cycles; directing operas; the creation process for the jazz trilogy, El Trilogy (2000); creating El Trilogy over a short period of time with trumpet player, Dave Douglas, and painter, Terry Winters; explaining the phrase, Blowing a phrase out; brief question and answer session regarding Brown's use of clusters and her jazz sensibility, and the speed of her work; talks about the Monteverdi opera she created, Orfeo; the structure given to her by the music [ends abruptly]. Reel 2. Brown continues talking about Orfeo and wanting to direct an opera; working out movement on the dancers and every singer having a private coach; how the set worked; discussion of Brown's new work, Luci Mie Traditrici with brief question and answer session about her use of talking while dancing and if this theme relates to her operas; creating a new language/vocabulary for her Opera work; Orfeo winning the Grand Prize (Critic's Choice) in France; singers telling her that the movements she created helped them to learn the music; Brown mentions upcoming performances at Lincoln Center of Luci Mie Traditrici and El Trilogy; and concludes with thanking Susan Hess and Lisa Kraus.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 894249509NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20333500Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8bcc4df0-6457-0132-6dad-3c075448cc4b
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