if you catch them they’re yours

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I’ve been dancing almost as long as I’ve been alive. From childhood tap class and performing with various dance companies to teaching ballet and competing in Latin ballroom, dance is sewn into me. Seeing Trisha Brown Dance Company at Brooklyn Academy of Music made me want to bring out the sewing machine. The final piece, “I’m going to toss my arms — if you catch them they’re yours,” is a long work with original music by Alvin Curran, and it was my favorite. The eight dancers offer up full moments of happiness and lightness. As Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times expressed: “The transience of this work is its beauty. Here today, gone tomorrow.”

Images via Trisha Brown Dance Company

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