Trisha Brown Retires

February 13 , 2008 by: Rob Bettmann From the Editors, The Body

Trisha Brown’s retirement from dance was chronicled recently in The New York Times. The article noted that gender inequity has been an issue in her career:

“It’s harder for women,” Ms. Brown said. “It just is. They get fewer grants, fewer bookings, fewer reviews. I’ve known that always.”

“There are all kinds of ways of diminishing a woman’s power,” she added, noting that female dancers face harsher scrutiny, especially as they age. “It’s in the culture. It’s how we think about women.”

You can see the whole article here.

Heather Risley’s piece in Bourgeon Vol. 3 #2 chronicled some of the same issues within our local community. You can see that here.


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