To celebrate the richness of Trisha Brown's work, her company presents two key pieces from her repertoire, associated with a creation by Noé Soulier. A fascinating dialogue, through interposed pieces, between a major figure of American “post-modern dance” and Noé Soulier, contemporary French choreographer.
Since the death of Trisha Brown in 2017, her company, directed by Carolyn Lucas, continues to bring to life and transmit the legacy of the American choreographer through a wide repertoire. Trained in classical dance and tap dancing, Trisha Brown then discovered improvisation, Cunningham and the hybrid practices of living art, in the company of her contemporary accomplices, Lucinda Childs and Yvonne Rainer. For a long time, she drew her inspiration from daily gestures, which she carried towards perfect fluidity. As for his famous training method based on “relaxation” through which we release energies, it is today shared by all dancers. Reflecting his spirit of innovation, the program presented here seeks to bring his choreographic work into dialogue with the new generation of creators. Compared to two key pieces by the artist, For MG: the movie (1991), a radical return to the source of the gesture, and Working title (1985), an evocation of children's races to music by Peter Zummo, his company associated a creation by French choreographer Noé Soulier. The director of the Angers National Contemporary Dance Center compares his writing of movement with that of the famous choreographer, exploring the gap between intention and gesture. A strikingly relevant dialogue between two generations of artists.
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