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Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awards Conservancy $300K to bring Trisha Brown Dance Company to Fairmount Park

by Melissa Romero on June 20, 2018

Coming to Fairmount Park and Logan Circle in 2019: Free, outdoor performances by the renowned Trisha Brown Dance Company!

Fairmount Park Conservancy is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $300,000 grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, to bring the works of the Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) to Philadelphia in a series of site-responsive, outdoor performances in 2019 called In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park.

The free, public performances will present three of Brown’s works—Foray Forêt at the Horticulture Center, Raft Piece at Concourse Lake, and Roof Piece along the rooftops that surround Logan Circle—with the goal of engaging diverse viewers, perhaps offering the opportunity to attend a dance performance for the first time, and extending an invitation to experience Fairmount Park in an entirely new way.


Photos courtesy of the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

TBDC was founded by the late, pioneering post-modern choreographer Trisha Brown. In recent years, her work been showcased in outdoor spaces all over the world, including the High Line in New York and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy.

Make that Philadelphia, too, come 2019, thanks to the support of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. While TBDC’s works have been preformed elsewhere, this will be the first time they will be presented in Philadelphia–some have never been performed outside of the theater setting, either.

The new partnership with the Conservancy and the Trisha Brown Dance Company will serve as a cornerstone for the Conservancy’s 2019 arts and culture programming, in addition to its ongoing collaborative work with West Park Cultural Center in West Fairmount Park and Amber Art & Design at the Hatfield House in East Fairmount Park.

To learn more about The Pew Arts Grants, please click here.