Icarus Films has selected June 6 for the domestic DVD debut of French documentary filmmaker Marie-Hélène Rebois’ In the Steps of Trisha Brown, a loving tribute to the dance choreography of the late Trisha Brown.
Trisha Brown, who sadly left us in March of this year, was one of the leading members of the postmodern dance movement (a rejection of constrictive movements and dictated dance regiments) and one of the founders of New York City’s famed Judson Dance Theater in the 1960s.
The focus of Marie-Hélène Rebois documentary is the introduction of Brown’s 1979 production of Glacial Decoy to contemporary dancers in Paris. It is a fascinating look at the world of dance, especially Brown’s contributions … there are several sequences where her choreography has the illusion of the dancers defying gravity (a very clever visual).
Mixed with this contemporary rehearsal footage is archival footage of Trisha Brown in rehearsal of her own productions.
In the Steps of Trisha Brown had a brief arthouse run and arrives on DVD with an ARR of 123. This FIFA Montreal Festival of Films Jury Prize-winner is presented in English and French (with English subtitles for the French-language sequences).