"One of those defining moments in life and art . . . fresh, sweet, and filled with surprising gaiety."
Dance pioneer-choreographer Trisha Brown's inventive new three-part work El Trilogy is set to jazz scores created in collaboration with musician-composer Dave Douglas and performed live by Douglas and five of New York's finest jazz improvisers. The three works--Five-Part Weather Invention, Rapture to Leon James, and Groove and Countermove--explore innovative strategies that echo the myriad musical structures found in jazz, among them interaction, fluidity, and spontaneity. Brown's wonderfully playful and athletic choreography, mirroring the improvisational qualities of jazz, seamlessly treats the body as instrument. Full of sophisticated humor and surprising juxtapositions, El Trilogy combines music and dance in a captivating dialogue as refreshing as it is revealing. The evening-length work features sets by visual artist Terry Winters and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton.
For more information on Trisha Brown Dance Company, see www.trishabrowncompany.org
TALKING DANCE: TRISHA BROWN
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 7 PM FREE AUDITORIUM
Trisha Brown and Walker Performing Arts Curator Philip Bither discuss her 30-year career as a dance innovator and the creation and development of El Trilogy.
DAVE DOUGLAS: CHARMS OF THE NIGHT SKY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 6 AND 8:30 PM, $20 ($16 WALKER MEMBERS), AUDITORIUM
Trumpeter-composer-bandleader Dave Douglas formed his Charms of the Night Sky quartet to pay tribute to the haunting Jewish and gypsy folk music of Eastern Europe.