Trisha Brown Dance Company: Proscenium Works 1979–2011
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Trisha Brown Dance Company: Proscenium Works 1979–2011

“She took the everyday movement of our pedestrian lives and gave it back to us new.” —New York Times

While Trisha Brown’s uncontested legacy as a choreographic maverick and the grande dame of postmodern dance will live on for future generations, her company will soon be disbanding and its 40-year relationship with the Walker will no longer include staged works. Don’t miss the chance to catch highlights from Brown’s catalogue of iconic works made for the stage on the company’s must-see final tour.

The retrospective includes I’m going to toss my arms—if you catch them they’re yours (2011; live music by Alvin Curran), the final work of Brown’s career; the beloved Set and Reset (1983; music by Laurie Anderson), with relaxed, playful choreography accented by black-and-white design and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg; If you couldn’t see me (1994; music and visual presentation by Rauschenberg), a seductively beautiful female solo never before performed in the Twin Cities; and Astral Convertible (1989; music by John Cage), featuring an interactive sound and light set by Rauschenberg.

Copresented with Northrop Dance.

Note: Late seating is not permitted. Run Time: 135 minutes with intermissions.

Meet the Artists

Post-show Receptions

Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 and 13
Meet the artists, talk about the show, and enjoy drinks in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.

Post-show Discussion: The Legacy of Trisha Brown

Friday, March 14
Stay after the show for a conversation about the legacy of Trisha Brown, with Diane Madden, Trisha Brown Dance Company Associate Artistic Director; TBDC dancers; and Philip Bither, McGuire Senior Curator of Performing Arts.

Post-show SpeakEasy

Saturday, March 15
It’s like a book club for the performing arts—your questions, your answers, risk-free. After the show, head to the Balcony Bar to jump into a discussion, or just listen in as others hash it out. Led by Walker tour guide Mary Dew and a local choreographer. SpeakEasy takes place on Saturdays after every dance and Out There performance.


  • Support provided by Producers’ Council members Sage Cowles and Leni and David Moore, Jr. The Walker Art Center’s Dance Season is sponsored by Pine River Capital Management LP.