Tributes to Trisha Brown Pour In on Social Media

A leading figure in the postmodern dance movement, Brown passed away aged 80.

Choreographer/Dancer Trisha Brown photographed in June, 1976. Courtesy Jack Mitchell/Getty Images.

Trisha Brown, the American choreographer and leading figure in postmodern dance, died on Saturday, March 18, at the age of 80.

Brown is widely regarded as one of the key figures in shaping the postmodern dance movement and influencing generations of dancers to come.

In 1962, she co-founded the avant-garde Judson Dance Theater, working with several other high-profile experimental dancers including Yvonne Rainer, Lucinda Childs, and David Gordon, before going on to open The Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1970.

Seminal works include Walking on the Wall—originally performed at the Whitney in 1971—and her most prominent, Set and Reset (1983)which features music by Laurie Anderson and a set design by Robert Rauschenberg.

Following news of her death, members of the art and dance worlds have taken to social media to express their reverence for the late titan of postmodern dance.

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