Photo of L'amour au théâtre by Julieta Cervantes

What Wendy's Watching: Trisha Brown Works You Might Not Know

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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Friday Film Break: Far From The Norm's "Can't Kill Us All"

While its doors remain closed, New York City's The Joyce Theater is bringing dance to a digital stage via JoyceStream. The fall programming kicked off on Tuesday with works by Ate9, CONTRA-TIEMPO, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Far From The Norm. Those videos will be available until October 19, and more will be announced shortly.

This piece, "Can't Kill Us All" from British hip-hop collective Farm From The Norm, is a collaboration between artistic director Botis Seva, filmmaker Ben Williams and composer Torben Lars Sylvest. Commissioned by The Space and BBC Arts, supported by Arts Council England and Sadler's Wells, the film follows a Black man dealing with both lockdown and the trauma of racism.