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Trisha Brown

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

This past spring, in celebration of a presentation of the last forty years of the eminent choreographer’s dance works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as of her first solo gallery show ever, a selection of drawings at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Trisha Brown was invited for a conversation on the Leonard Lopate radio show. With the discussion ranging from Brown’s collaborations with Robert Rauschenberg to continued gender discrimination when it comes to fame and funding in the arts, the twenty-minute interview—as the format dictates—presented a radically uneven set of information: introductory clues for those hearing of Brown perhaps for the first time but also some pithy lures for those listeners deeply and lengthily engaged in following her career.

Indeed, although perhaps stepping unwittingly into an over-determined role, Lopate came at one moment to rehearse what he took to be received

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