As a dancer with the Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) from 2006-2010, Melinda Myers appeared in dozens of works and helped originate Brown’s i love my robots (2007) and L’Amour au theater (2009). The Village Voice, reviewing the latter, praised her “emphatic muscularity” and likened her demeanor on stage to a “lady of the hunt.”
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, Myers, the 2013 Marcus Residency Dance Artist in the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, will present “An Introduction to Trisha Brown’s Early Works” in the Annelise Mertz Studio.
The talk is free and open to the public. The studio is located in Room 207, Mallinckrodt Center, 6445 Forsyth Blvd. A reception will follow.
Myers will be on campus Jan. 28-30 to host a series of intermediate and advanced master classes centering on early works from Brown’s repertory. Selected WUSTL students will perform excerpts during the public event.
Myers earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2005 and is currently a master’s of fine arts candidate at the University of Iowa, concentrating on choreography and performance. She has re-staged Brown’s work at Bard College (2010) and University of Iowa (2011).
In addition to i love my robots and L’Amour au theater, Myers’ credits with TBDC include Set and Reset, Foray Forêt, Groove and Countermove, PRESENT TENSE, how long does the subject linger at the edge of the volume…, L’Orfeo, Canto Pianto, Glacial Decoy, Group Primary Accumulation and Spanish Dance.
The Marcus Residency is funded by a gift to the Performing Arts Department by the late Morris D. Marcus, MD, a dermatologist and professor emeritus of Washington University School of Medicine. Marcus established the annual residency in memory of his wife, Margaret, who was a dancer, teacher and choreographer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYkuyTAkT8Myers performs Glacial Decoy (1979) with the Trisha Brown Dance Company.