A park in motion. Three free works by a groundbreaking choreographer will change the way you think about Philadelphia’s favorite outdoor spaces.


Full Performance Schedule

Roof Piece at Logan Circle

  • Tuesday, September 24th at 2:30pm and 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 25th at 2:30pm and 5:30pm

 

Foray Forêt  at Mount Pleasant Mansion 

  • Saturday, September 28th at 1:00pm and 5pm
  • Sunday, September 29th at 1:00pm

 

Raft Piece at the Discovery Center

  • Saturday, September 28th at 2:15pm and 6:15pm
  • Sunday, September 29th at 2:15pm

 

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FAQ

For Roof Piece, guests are invited to experience the performance on the sidewalks and plazas of Logan Circle. Trisha Brown Dance Company performers will be situated on rooftops surrounding Logan Circle, as well as the traffic islands  near the Circle. The center of Logan Circle provides the best vantage point to view the approximately half hour performance. There will be some seating available at Logan Circle for those with limited mobility.

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For Foray Forêt at Mount Pleasant Mansion, guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the performance, which will take place on a stage facing the lawn in the back of the historic house. 

For Raft Piece at the Discovery Center, guests will be able to experience the performance along the rim of the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir, as well as on the boardwalk. There will be some seating available for those with limited mobility. 

All performance locations are ADA accessible. 

Guests are strongly encouraged to reserve a ticket for each performance via Ticketleap, as there is a limited capacity available at Mount Pleasant Mansion and the Discovery Center. Reserving a ticket will also allow us to communicate with guests prior to each performance and provide weather updates. 

Yes! Please email arts@myphillypark.org to be put on the waiting list. Please include your name, email address, and desired performance date and time. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. 

There will also be limited space available for non-ticket holders, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There are no rain dates for the In Motion, In Place performances. In the event of weather cancellations or delays, Fairmount Park Conservancy will alert ticket-holders via e-mail as soon as possible.  This is why it is important to reserve a free ticket.

Guests are encouraged to experience Foray Forêt and Raft Piece together as paired performances. The two locations are located in East Fairmount Park less than 1 mile from each other. Free shuttle transportation will be provided between the two locations and will return guests to Mount Pleasant Mansion when Raft Piece concludes.  Guests may also bike or drive between locations.

There is limited street parking available around Logan Circle. Logan Circle is accessible via public transportation: It is a 1-mile walk from Suburban Station and is accessible via SEPTA bus routes 32, 33, 38, and 49. There are various bike racks available around Logan Circle. 

There is free street parking available on the roads adjacent to Mount Pleasant Mansion. If you are arriving by bicycle, there will be metal barricades available to lock your bike.

There is a free parking lot at the Discovery Center. It is also accessible via SEPTA bus Route 3. The parking lot also has bike racks to lock your bike.

There will be accessible portable restrooms available at Mount Pleasant Mansion. The Discovery Center will have their accessible restrooms open for the performances. There will be no event-specific restrooms available at Logan Circle.

There will be no food and drink available, but guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.

Still photography (no flash) is encouraged, but please silence your phone during the performance. No filming.

We encourage those who are new to dance to attend these performances and experience Fairmount Park in a new way. Talk to our docents (in bright red T-shirts) at each site to learn more about the performances by Trisha Brown Dance Company. 


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A park in motion.

Whether we’re playing, biking, lounging, laughing, or dancing, our movement enlivens and deepens our interactions with Fairmount Park. With In Motion, In Place, Trisha Brown Dance Company captures and transforms this relationship between motion and place with a series of inspiring performances in some of the park’s most beautiful settings.

Pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown changed the landscape of modern dance, placing it in new contexts and pushing the boundaries of the genre. In Fall 2019,  Fairmount Park Conservancy presents three free works by the groundbreaking creator that will change the way you think about Philadelphia’s favorite outdoor spaces.

In Roof Piece, the rooftops of iconic cultural institutions around Logan Circle serve as an expansive stage for 360-degree choreography. The newly reopened Strawberry Mansion Reservoir at the Discovery Center becomes a stage in Raft Piece. In Foray Forêt  the wooded grounds of Mount Pleasant mansion host dancers in golden costumes designed by artist Robert Rauschenberg. Together, these works invite Philadelphians to experience their park in a whole new way, leaving us inspired by motion, and by place.


Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) is a post-modern dance company dedicated to the performance and preservation of the work of Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer, Trisha Brown (1936-2017). Established in 1970, TBDC has toured throughout the world presenting the work, teaching and building relationships with audiences and artists alike.

Brown engaged collaborators who are themselves leaders in music, theater and the visual arts, including visual artists Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, and Elizabeth Murray and musicians Laurie Anderson, John Cage, and Alvin Curran, to name a few. With these partners, Brown created an exceptionally varied body of work, with premieres and performances for NYC audiences and international counterparts.

When Brown retired as head of her Company in 2013, the Board appointed longtime Company members Diane Madden and Carolyn Lucas as Associate Artistic Directors with the mandate that they present her dances in a variety of spaces, indoors and out, proscenium and alternative; develop, deepen and expand the Company’s educational initiatives; and treat the Company’s archive as a living organism to be used to better understand her work, in particular, and dance in general.


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In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. It is presented by Fairmount Park Conservancy with the cooperation of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and other partners.