Trisha Brown Dance Company: ASTRAL CONVERTED

Photo from Trisha Brown Dance Company: ASTRAL CONVERTED on July 10, 2012

July 10 – July 14, 2012

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“Some of us only dream about flying; Trisha Brown launches her dreams onto the stage.”
–The Village Voice

Legendary choreographer Trisha Brown brings her company to the Armory’s Drill Hall for the restaging of Astral Converted, with visual and costume design by Robert Rauschenberg and original music by John Cage. Rauschenberg’s metal frame towers, restored for this production, house the lights and sound system and are built from automotive supplies. The towers are activated by motion sensors to detect the dancers and respond to their movement. At once serene and highly physical, Astral Converted is the culminating piece in Brown’s Valiant Series, which premiered at the National Gallery of Art in 1991 as an adaptation of Astral Convertible (1989).

Please see PUBLIC PROGRAMS to the right for more events in conjunction with Trisha Brown Dance Company and Astral Converted.

”...Silvery Bodies Shimmer Like Tinsel in the Night”
– July 11 review in The New York Times

About Trisha Brown
Trisha Brown was a founding member of Judson Dance Theater, forming Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1970. Brown was the first woman choreographer to receive a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and has recently added Rolex Arts Initiative Mentor, S.L.A.M. Action Maverick, Bessie Lifetime Achievement, and Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize to her many accolades.

Major support for Astral Converted provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Park Avenue Armory wishes to express its appreciation to Theater Development Fund for its support of this production.

Photo: Mark Hanauer

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Tuesday, July 10 – Saturday, July 14, 2012

Run Time: 55 minutes, no intermission.
No late seating.

$35, $45

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Post-Show Talk: “Reconstructing Astral Converted”
Wednesday, July 11

TBDC dancers and members of the technical staff discuss the process of reconstructing Astral Converted with Armory Consulting Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds.
Free for ticket holders.

Post-Show Talk: “Deconstructing Astral Converted”
Friday, July 13

TBDC dancers discuss the process of reconstructing Astral Converted with Neal Beasley, former TBDC dancer and current TBDC Archive Assistant and Special Projects.
Free for ticket holders.

Aeros Screenings
July 11-14, 6:30pm
Daily screenings of Aeros, a film by Burt Barr which captures the process of creating Astral Convertible as well as its poetic context.