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Diane Madden US

Diane Madden attended Hampshire College in Massachusetts before joining the Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1980. Since then, Madden has danced, directed, taught, studied and reconstructed Brown’s work. She created roles in Son of Gone Fishin' (1981), Brown's masterpiece Set and Reset (1983), Lateral Pass (1985), Newark (1987), Astral Convertible (1989) for which she received a Bessie Award, Foray Forêt (1990), For M.G.: The Movie (1991), M.O. (1995), Twelve Ton Rose (1996), L'Orfeo (1998), the Interlude solos Rage and Ladder in El Trilogy (2000) and many other choreographies.
The New York Times praised her as “one of those dancers who can make magic out of almost any task.” Madden was Trisha Brown's personal assistant and rehearsal director from 1984 to 2000, and from 2010 to 2013. In 2014 she became Associate Artistic Director until August 2019 at which time she took her current full-time position with PARTS and Rosas. Now as the Trisha Brown Company Artistic Consultant she continues to reconstruct choreographies for performance as well as assist with the company archive. Madden has developed an approach to teaching dance that combines anatomically grounded technique with improvisation, composition and performance skills. In addition to her own performance work in collaborative improvisational forms, she is greatly influenced by her study and practice of Aikido with Fuminori Onuma. Madden received two Princess Grace Awards, the first in 1986 and the second for sustained achievement in 1994.