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A year of moving together: Rolex mentor and protege Lee Serle & Trisha Brown

Article: A year of moving together: Rolex mentor and protege Lee Serle & Trisha Brown

For the past year, dancer Lee Serle has been learning from, and moving with, his Rolex Arts Initiative mentor Trisha Brown. For those of you unfamiliar with Brown, the revolutionary dancer and choreographer has spent the last 40 years breaking the rules of modern dance and crisscrossing the boundaries between movement and art. And Serle has taken every advantage of working, and moving, with his groundbreaking, wall-walking mentor.

The 2010/11 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

Article: The 2010/11 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

Yesterday, Brian Eno made an appearance at the New York Public Library to introduce a work by his musical protĂ©gĂ©, Ben Frost. It was part of a weekend of performances marking the end of the fifth cycle of the Rolex Mentor and ProtĂ©gé Arts Initiative, a year-long program that pairs promising young artists with masters in their field for a year of creative collaboration. This year saw artist Anish Kapoor paired with Nicholas Hlobo, choreographer Trisha Brown with Lee Serle, filmmaker Zhang Yimou with Annemarie Jacir, “polymath patrician” Hans Magnus Enzensberger with Tracy K. Smith, dramaturge Peter Sellars with Maya Zbib as well as Eno and Frost. The opportunity to work alongside such world-renowned artists is so coveted and exclusive that nominees are selected by an anonymous panel of experts who conduct an exhaustive international search…