Trisha Brown, the high priestess of postmodern dance, is hugely influential. Her slippery movement style and her brainy structures are emulated by choreographers all over the United States and Europe. I am an alum of her company, and when she died last March, I gathered my thoughts and memories to write this farewell.

Luckily, the Trisha Brown Dance Company is still going full steam ahead. From Dec. 12 to 17 it comes to New York City's Joyce Theater with three rarely seen works: Groove and Countermove (2000), to music by jazz composer Dave Douglas; L'Amour au théâtre (2009), based on a baroque opera by Rameau; and Geometry of Quiet (2002), with music by Salvatore Sciarrino.

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