In Fall 2019, Fairmount Park Conservancy will debut In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park, a series of free outdoor performances that will take place in various locations in Fairmount Park and along the rooftops of Logan Circle, extending an invitation to experience Fairmount Park in an entirely new way.

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

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


Raft Piece at Discovery Center

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


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In motion, in place background

The wooded grounds of a storied Georgian mansion, an urban bird sanctuary, the rooftops of Philadelphia’s most iconic civic institutions. In Motion, In Place brings free dance performances by Trisha Brown Dance Company to some of the city’s most treasured outdoor locations.

In Fall 2019, Fairmount Park Conservancy will present a series of free outdoor performances throughout Fairmount Park and its gateway, Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The public performances will present three of Trisha Brown’s works: Foray Forêt on the grounds of the historic Mount Pleasant in East Fairmount Park; Raft Piece floating on the reservoir at the Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park; and Roof Piece along the rooftops that surround Logan Circle.

In Motion, In Place marks the first time these works will be presented in Philadelphia, expanding on Trisha Brown Dance Company’s recent engagements with presenters worldwide to explore outdoor spaces such as the High Line in New York and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy.


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.