Saturday, June 10 // 2 – 5pm
Sunday, June 11 // 2 – 5pm (showing at 6pm)
$50 for two days
TBDC Dancer Marc Crousillat will lead a two-day workshop on Trisha Brown’s Opal Loop/Cloud Installation #72503 (1980). Twenty participants will learn phrase material from the work and, using this material, the dancers will create their own structures, making new versions of Opal Loop (Looped).
Comprised of a series of slowly unfolding solos – each slightly different from the other – the Opal Loop performers glide in and out of unison with one another performing Brown’s idiosyncratic movement language, itself evanescent, slippery, silky – and difficult to perceive. The dance’s final double-duets explored a similar idea: it is based on an improvisation by Steve Paxton that the dancers learned, remembered, and altered, making Opal Loop a monument to a period in Brown’s work when she was attempting to ‘reign in the esprit’ of improvisation in fixed form choreography.
Workshop participants will present their versions of Opal Loop (Looped) followed by a Trisha Brown Dance Company informal performance of Geometry of Quiet (2002), performed by Company members Marc Crousillat, Leah Ives, Amanda Kmett’Pendry, and Oluwadamilare Ayorinde.
Photo: Julieta Cervantes