Claudio Abate, ‘Trisha Brown 'Skunk Cabbage, Salt Grass and Waders' Performed at ‘Danza, Volo, Musica, Dinamite’ festival, l’Attico, Rome, 9-23 June 1969. Photos by Claudio Abate’, 1969, Richard Saltoun
Claudio Abate, ‘Trisha Brown 'Skunk Cabbage, Salt Grass and Waders' Performed at ‘Danza, Volo, Musica, Dinamite’ festival, l’Attico, Rome, 9-23 June 1969. Photos by Claudio Abate’, 1969, Richard Saltoun
Claudio Abate, ‘Trisha Brown 'Skunk Cabbage, Salt Grass and Waders' Performed at ‘Danza, Volo, Musica, Dinamite’ festival, l’Attico, Rome, 9-23 June 1969. Photos by Claudio Abate’, 1969, Richard Saltoun

First performed in 1967, at Spring Gallery, NYC, this work had its world premiere at Galleria L’Attico in 1969. Wearing a wet, white cotton dress, Trisha Brown performed a solo dance choreography in which she explored memories of shing and hunting with her father in rural Washington. This weaving of personal events and memories into choreography gave licence to a new generation of dance choreographers to do the same.

Image rights: Copyright the artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery

L’Attico Di Fabio Sargentini 1966-78, Mondadori Electa, Milan, 2011
Susan Rosenberg, Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, p 74

About Claudio Abate

Italian, b. 1943, Rome, Italy, based in Rome, Italy