“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