In 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the project Trisha Brown X 100, initiated by the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and produced in collaboration with the Festival d’Automne à Paris et La Villette.
On November 30, 2019, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) celebrated the centenary of Merce Cunningham’s birth with a fitting tribute: over one hundred dancers from the school took over the Grande Halle de La Villette to create a new “Event”, echoing the series of unique performances which became one of the choreographer’s trademarks.
This year, the CNSMDP wished to honor another major choreographer: Trisha Brown. A central figure in post-modern dance, Trisha Brown belongs to a generation of choreographers who revolutionized dance through a meticulous deconstruction of performance codes, making a decisive impact on the contemporary scene.
This exclusive combination of excerpts from her works, Trisha Brown x 100, performed on December 3 and 4, 2021, is an opportunity to discover or rediscover the broad spectrum of her work, as interpreted by a new generation of dancers, accompanied by CNSMDP musicians.
This proposition, which reproduces the same staging, is in honour of Trisha Brown, four years following her death. An historic figure of post-modern dance, who trained under Anna Halprin, Robert Dunn, Merce Cunningham and John Cage, the choreographer belongs to a generation which worked tirelessly towards the deconstruction of the norms of representation and codes of the spectacle. Reconstituted in the form of a unique combination of extracts, and drawn from a repertory of over a hundred pieces, audiences will be given the opportunity to discover or rediscover a body of work, performed by a new generation of artists, which has lost none of its impact in today’s world.