test International Dance Day Message by Trisha Brown
  • 29 Apr. '17

    International Dance Day Message by Trisha Brown

    Photo: Marc Ginot
    I became a dancer because of my desire to fly. The transcendence of gravity was always something that moved me. There is no secret meaning in my dances. They are a spiritual exercise in a physical form.
    Dance communicates and expands the universal language of communication, giving birth to joy, beauty and the advancement of human knowledge. Dance is about creativity…again and again…in the thinking, in the making, in the doing, and in the performing. Our bodies are a tool for expression and not a medium for representation. This notion liberates our creativity, which is the essential lesson and gift of art-making.
    The life of an artist does not end with age, as some critics believe. Dance is made of people, people and ideas. As an audience, you can take the creative impulse home with you and apply it to your daily life.

    *This message is for dance professionals and dance admirers all over the world. It is published also as a tribute to Trisha Brown who passed away on 18 March 2017.
    The message has been put together from her written works and statements by her close collaborator Susan Rosenberg. It shares her vision about her work and the values that it reflects.


    About Trisha Brown:
    Trisha Brown (Artistic Director and Choreographer) was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. She graduated from Mills College, California, in 1958 before moving to New York City in 1961. She instantly immersed herself in what was to become the post-modern phenomena of Judson Dance Theatre. It was here that she honed her movement investigations to find the extraordinary in the everyday. By challenging existing perceptions of performance, Brown, along with like-minded artists, pushed the limits of choreography and changed modern dance forever.
  • 23 Jul. '19

    For artists: Apply now for off-IPAY 2020

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  • 23 Jul. '19

    Want a festival pass for ChinaSPAF? Send us your proposal

    Dutch Performing Arts organises a Dutch focus programme at performing arts fair ChinaSPAF in Shanghai. We're now accepting proposals from Netherlands-based artists who want to present their work to an international audience of arts professionals.
  • 19 Jul. '19

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  • 4 Jul. '19

    Open call for PAMS Pitching

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  • 26 Jun. '19

    Open call K3 residency programme 2020/2021

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  • 20 Jun. '19

    Visitors' programmes in August and September 2019

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  • 17 Jun. '19

    Dutch Performing Arts' programme director retires

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  • 6 Jun. '19

    For choreographers: Apply now for Aerowaves Twenty20

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  • 30 May. '19

    Save the date: open call CINARS Biennale

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  • 29 May. '19

    Open call internationale tanzmesse nrw 2020

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  • 28 May. '19

    Recap: Classical:NEXT 2019

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  • 15 May. '19

    Open call International Physical Theatre Workshop

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  • 14 May. '19

    Tune in for Classical:NEXT podcasts

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  • 10 May. '19

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  • 7 May. '19

    Open call Theatre Directing Diploma Course

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  • 30 Apr. '19

    Dutch music spotlighted in the UK and Italy

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  • 30 Apr. '19

    Upcoming visitors' programmes for theatre and dance presenters

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  • 30 Apr. '19

    Upcoming visitors' programmes for music presenters

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  • 29 Apr. '19

    International Dance Day 2019: Message by Karima Mansour

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  • 10 Apr. '19

    Open call Archa Theatre Summer School

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