Set and Reset/Reset

Sat 19 – Mon 21 Mar 2022
Tate Modern
See Candoco Dance Company’s version of Set and Reset based on the principles devised by Trisha Brown at Tate Modern

Set and Reset/Reset is a reconstruction of Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset by Candoco Dance Company. The dancers move with dream-like fluidity to Laurie Anderson’s driving score in their version of Brown’s choreography.

In 2011, Abigail Yager, a former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, used Brown’s set of instructions to devise this new version of Set and Reset. She describes it as examining:

the shifting nature of choreography in relation to underlying structures that anchor a dance to itself. The process of re-construction (as opposed to replication) is a negotiation between freedom and limit – an exploration of possibility as the dancers create a new version of Trisha Brown’s landmark choreography.
Abigail Yager

Through this process, Set and Reset/Reset becomes a significant example of an artist creating a living legacy for their work, allowing for new creative input. The work is an iteration of Brown’s choreographic brilliance, in conversation with the impulses and instincts of the dancers performing for this production.

Find the digital programme for this double bill (including access content and insight materials) here.

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