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New Films On Dance
dir. Marie-Hélène Rebois
"Beautiful." - The New Yorker

Choreographer Trisha Brown revolutionized the world of contemporary dance. Her choreography emphasizes the relationship of bodies with gravity, a near-boneless-seeming fluidity, and working close to the ground. In this film, Brown’s formative 1979 work Glacial Decoy, with costumes and projected slides by Robert Rauschenberg, is coming to Paris where it will be performed by a new generation of dancers. Interspersed with fascinating, little-seen archival footage from original productions and of Brown herself in rehearsal, the film is both a testament to the value of teaching and studying art and dance, and a privileged look at the process of staging a major dance piece. (2017, 79 min, digital)

Screenings introduced by Hope Mohr, former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and founder of Hope Mohr Dance.

About the Series

Apr 20–30

New Films on Dance

Just in time for Bay Area Dance Week, we present two remarkable and totally different visions of dance on film; from highly-skilled professionals to your grandmother dancing in the living room, these films will appeal to anyone who has ever felt the need to move.

Ticket Info

Regular Admission: $10

Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787

YBCA Members

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above: $8

All Access and Curators Circle: Free

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17: National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: By Marie-Hélène Rebois-courtesy Icarus Films