Set and Reset (1983)

Photo © Naoya Ikegani 1996

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CHOREOGRAPHY: Trisha Brown
music: Laurie Anderson, "Long Time No See"
set design: Robert Rauschenberg
costume: Robert Rauschenberg
lighting: Robert Rauschenberg with Beverly Emmons
length: 28 minutes
performers: 7 dancers
original cast: Trisha Brown, Irene Hultman, Eva Karczag, Diane Madden, Stephen Petronio, Vicky Shick, Randy Warshaw


“Set and Reset is unmistakably Miss Brown at her most tantalizing. Her virtuosic dancers exhibit a quality of movement that is distinctly hers- dartingly quick but so fluid that the body seems a conduit for flowing energy.”
-Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times


The seductively fluid quality of the movement in this Trisha Brown masterpiece, juxtaposed with the unpredictable geometric style has become the hallmark of Ms. Brown’s work. Performed to a driving score by Laurie Anderson, the exploration of visibility and invisibility is reflected in the translucent costumes and set by Robert Rauschenberg.

NY PREMIERE:
Next Wave Festival, BAM Opera House, NY, October 20, 1983

US PREMIERE:
Next Wave Festival, BAM Opera House, NY, October 20, 1983

WORLD PREMIERE:
Festival d'Avignon, La Chartreuse, France, July 20, 1982



©2012 Trisha Brown Dance Company