A Gish gift for Trish

Dance · Film

Pleased to see Hollywood riches supporting New York creativity. That’s the way it oughta be. And especially nice that it’s an exchange between three creative women.

[Item below re-posted from New York Times Culture Beat, September 7, 2011, 12:45 pm , by Daniel J. Wakin]

Trisha Brown Wins Gish Prize

A Gish for Trisha: the modern dance choreographer Trisha Brown has won this year’s Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, an award worth about $300,000 that was named after the silent film actresses.

The trust that administers the award, given to artists for “groundbreaking impact in their chosen fields,” said Ms. Brown had “transformed” modern dance “with new vocabularies of movement.”

The prize, now in its 18th year, will be given at an event in New York on Nov. 2.

Past winners have included Chinua Achebe, Robert Redford, Pete Seeger, Laurie Anderson, Peter Sellers, Ornette Coleman, Bill T. Jones, Bob Dylan and Frank Gehry.

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