Trisha Brown technique and repertory with Brandi Norton

Brandi Norton photo by Julia CervantesApril 19-22, Vilnius

Trisha Brown, the most widely acclaimed choreographer to emerge from the postmodern era, first came to public notice when she began showing her work with the Judson Dance Theater in the 1960s. Along with like-minded artists including Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and Simone Forte, she pushed the limits of what could be considered appropriate movement for choreography thereby changing modern dance forever. This "hot-bed of dance revolution," was imbued with a maverick spirit and blessed with total disrespect for assumption, qualities that Ms. Brown still exhibits even as she brings her work to the great opera houses of the world today.

This workshop, taught by alumnae dancer Brandi Norton, will explore fundamentals that are integral to understanding the range and detail of Trisha Brown's movement style. Technique classes offer the opportunity to work on alignment, use of weight, clarity of initiation, and anatomical awareness. They begin with a warm-up that develops internal space, movement initiation skills, and connection through the body.


Repertory classes' emphasis will be placed on learning movement as the Company does, with attention to detail, spatial clarity, performance quality, and dancing with others. Concepts explored in the daily class, such as use of weight, movement initiation, and spatial clarity will be applied to the choreography Set and Reset.

Brandi Norton
was involved in the creation of 8 new choreographies with Ms. Brown, including El Trilogy, PRESENT TENSE and Winterreise. She joined the Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1997 and enjoyed a fulfilling career there until 2006. Brandi then took part in the Jerwood Bank Project with the Siobhan Davies Dance Company in London. She has since been on faculty at the Stella Adler School of Acting. Ms. Norton has set the work of Trisha Brown all over the world, most recently at Documenta 12. Ms. Norton and Sonja Kostich were invited, as the co-directors of the new dance company OtherShore, to be the first artists-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center to be fully produced through its presentation series. Brandi is proud to be working with Ms. Kostich as founding directors of OtherShore.

April 19-22, Tuesday-Friday,
Vilnius, Arts Printing House studio III (Siltadarzio str. 6)

12:00-13:30 Technique A level

13:45-15:15 Repertory A level

15:30-17:00 Technique B level


A level - professional and advanced dancers.

B level - intermediate dancers, having contemporary dance experience of two or more years.




Technique (4 classes) - 80 Lt

Technique and repertory (8 classes) - 140 Lt

1 class - 30 Lt (only if places are available!)


Number of participants is limited so please register in advance by e-mail Šis el.pašto adresas yra apsaugotas nuo Spam'o, jums reikia įjungti Javaskriptą, kad matytumėte tai Please indicate which classes and at what level you wish to attend and attach a short description of your dance experience. Organizers reserve a right to offer another level if the experience is not sufficient.

For more information contact us by e-mail Šis el.pašto adresas yra apsaugotas nuo Spam'o, jums reikia įjungti Javaskriptą, kad matytumėte tai and phone +370 675 90206.