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.
  • 12 Feb. '19

    Open call: Mundial Montréal 2019

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  • 6 Feb. '19

    For artists: Apply now to showcase at IPAY 2020

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  • 31 Jan. '19

    Call for performances: Assitej World Congress 2020

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  • 30 Jan. '19

    Recap: Dutch TYA at IPAY Showcase 2019

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  • 29 Jan. '19

    Call for proposals: WOMEX 2019

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  • 24 Jan. '19

    Open call for young playwrights in the Netherlands and Flanders

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  • 22 Jan. '19

    Open call RESHAPE

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  • 10 Jan. '19

    Open call Busan International Performing Arts Festival

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  • 18 Dec. '18

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  • 17 Dec. '18

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  • 16 Dec. '18

    Recap: Dutch delegation at CINARS & Mundial Montreal 2018

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  • 13 Dec. '18

    Open call Altofest 2019

    Altofest invites professional artists in the performing arts to send in their proposal for Altofest 2019.
  • 11 Dec. '18

    Open call Assitej Artistic Gathering 2019: professionals' programme

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  • 2 Nov. '18

    Open call jazzahead! showcase 2019

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  • 24 Oct. '18

    Recap: Dutch delegation visits PAMS in Seoul

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  • 23 Oct. '18

    Open call Stückemarkt 2019

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  • 22 Oct. '18

    Open call Artes Vivas International 2019

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  • 15 Oct. '18

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  • 18 Sep. '18

    Research on musical mobility in the Lowlands

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