A new partnership will be bringing together the Trisha Brown Dance Company and Bard College’s dance program, according to Joshua Barone in the New York Times. The company will help stage classes, workshops, and performances at the school, which will in turn have rights to rehearse and perform selections from Brown’s repertory as part of the deal.
The company’s associate artistic director, Diane Madden, said, “It’s an extensive archive, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with Bard. We’re really excited to show Trisha’s work in performance.”
The school is parting ways with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company after a six-year partnership. “Bill T. Jones can be a hard act to follow,” said Maria Simpson, a professor and director of Bard’s dance program. But she added, “I thought that it would be interesting to turn back a little bit to the origins of this program.”