Trisha Brown Dance Company On Film: Aeros

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As part of a series of events associated with Trisha Brown Dance Company's farewell tour of Proscenium Works, the Henry Art Gallery will screen film selections of the dance company. Join us for a screening of Aeros (1990), a moderated discussion will follow. Working at night, under the glare of automobile headlights, a man scours and restores the facade of a building in New York's SoHo district. With this visual metaphor, Barr opens Aeros, a look at the evolution of Trisha Brown's dance work Astral Convertible. Choreographed by Brown, with sets and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, the work premiered in New York in 1989 to critical acclaim. Barr traced the evolving production process over a two-year period, following the company to Moscow, France, Florida, and New York. He allows the dynamics of the choreography to emerge organically, without the imposition of a documentary voice. Shooting primarily at night, he evokes a mysterious world of darkness, with sounds isolated and magnified, and fleeting gestures and expressions caught in a sudden light. Interweaving dance sequences throughout, he distills the essence of Brown's choreography through close-ups, a continually moving and dynamic camera, and slow motion. Fusing the original score with the heightened ambient sounds, he layers a subtle, evocative soundtrack of leitmotifs. Through his fluid orchestration of space and time, stillness and movement, light and dark, Barr creates a seamless, self-contained world that works in tandem with the dance's physical reality.

This screening is presented by the UW World Series in partnership with Henry Art Gallery. Event is free but RSVP is requested: http://shop.henryart.org/products/trisha-brown-dance-company-on-film

More about Trisha Brown Residency: Trisha Brown was born in 1936 in Aberdeen, Washington. Eight decades later, her company returns to Washington State, having chosen the UW World Series as its final stop on a three-year international farewell tour to Brown’s more traditional stage works. Brown is a seminal figure in American contemporary dance, and the UW World Series is proud to present the company’s final proscenium performances as well honoring Trisha Brown’s remarkable legacy with a series of lectures, classes, conversations, a photo exhibit and two site-specific performances. We invite you to celebrate the legacy and future of this influential company with these free and ticketed performances and learning opportunities this winter.

Full listing of events for Trisha Brown Residency: https://uwworldseries.org/outreach/celebrating-trisha-brown
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