Beauty and Wit at the Pillow

Dance: Trisha Brown
Trisha Brown Dance Company in “Les Yeux et l’âme” Photo by Deen van Meer

Trisha Brown is known for being a pioneer of post-modern dance, which makes her work sound dry and intellectual.

It is anything but.

And to celebrate her company’s 40th anniversary, she presented four works at Jacob’s Pillow, works made in the last four decades, that showed humor, beauty and a delicate playfulness.  

“Les Yeux et l’âme” starts with two couples silhouetted. A third couple joins them and they move at a relaxed, almost stately pace, befitting the Baroque harpsichord piece by Jean-Philippe Rameau.  

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