Trisha Brown Dance Company Residency


October 21, 2016 to October 23, 2016

Intensive/workshop with former company members Ming-Lung Yang & Samuel Wentz, and more!

Article: "On Task" - After Taking Over Global Theaters, Trisha Brown Dance Company Returns to Site-Specific Roots at DukeRead the article by Michaela Dwyer in the Indy Weekly.

Performances: "In Plain Site"

Trisha Brown Dance Company performs "In Plain Site" at Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the Nasher Museum of Art Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30. Information and tickets at

Made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation & The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; & with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts & Council for the Arts Visiting Artist Program, as well as the Dance Program at Duke University.

Accumulations: Exploring the Legacies of Trisha Brown

Saturday October 29, 2016
Nasher Museum
9:30am - 4pm

Join us for a one-day symposium focused on the creative legacies of experimental visual artist and choreographer Trisha Brown. Researchers and dancers offer varied points of entry to the diverse output of this important postmodern artist. 

Staged by SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology, in association with Duke Performances, the event will offer rare insight into the accumulations of an American innovator.

More information, schedule, presenters.


Friday, October 21, 3PM-7PM

Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, 10AM-5PM (Break for lunch 12PM-1PM)
The Ark, Duke East Campus, 14 Epworth Lane, Durham

Join Ming-Lung Yang and Samuel Wentz, former company members of Trisha Brown Dance Company, for a three-day intensive on legendary choreographer Trisha Brown’s repertory, culminating in a site-specific demonstration on Duke’s East Campus!

*Enrollment is free but limited, and participants are asked to attend all three days. Modern dance and/or contemporary ballet experience required. First priority will be given to Duke Dance students, and then community members. Sign up here:

Questions: E-mail Eric Oberstein at

Presented by Duke Performances and the Duke Dance Program.

Master Classes 

Company dancers Sam Wentz, Tara Iorenzen, and Marc Crousillat will conduct master classes Oct 25-27 in the Ark. Please register at the link below. 

Tuesday, Oct 25
(Part 1 of 2)
4:40-6:10p (Dance 310, Adv Modern)
Guest Instructor: Sam Wentz
Open to intermediate/advanced Duke and UNC-CH student dancers.

Wednesday, Oct 26
10:05-11:25a (Dance 320, Adv Ballet)
Guest Instructor: Tara Iorenzen
Open to intermediate/advanced students and community members.

Thursday, Oct 27 
(Part 2 of 2)
4:40-6:10p (Dance 310, Adv Modern)
Guest Instructor: Sam Wentz
Open to intermediate/advanced Duke and UNC-CH student dancers.

6:15-7:45p (Modern Repertory)
Guest Instructor: Marc Crousillat
Open to intermediate/advanced Duke and UNC-CH student dancers.