In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

10 Dates Through Sep 29, 2019

A park in motion.

Whether active or at rest, our bodies and our movement enliven our interactions with Fairmount Park. In Motion, In Place captures and transforms this relationship with a series of inspiring performances in some of the park’s most beautiful settings. The roofs around Logan Circle, the grounds of an historic mansion, and the newly opened Discovery Center host three free works by a groundbreaking artist that will change the way you think about Philadelphia’s favorite outdoor spaces.


*Tickets are free, and registration is strongly encouraged so that we can communicate about the performances and provide weather updates. Click each individual time to reserve your ticket.
*Tickets are limited to 4 per order. Children 12 and under do not require a ticket.

Please click here for directions to each location. 

Roof Piece at Logan Circle

Guests are encouraged to experience Foray Forêt and Raft Piece together. Shuttle transportation will also be provided between the two locations.

***Please check your ticket(s) for the specific performance and date/time you reserved. All weekend performances are sold out, so those with reservations will receive entry to each performance first. 

A limited number of day-of spots may be available at each performance depending on capacity and potential no-shows. But we want you to be aware of the possibility that day-of entry is not guaranteed.****

Foray Forêt at Mount Pleasant

  • Saturday, September 28th at 1:00pm and 5pm
  • Sunday, September 29th at 1:00pm

Raft Piece at Discovery Center

  • Saturday, September 28th at 2:15pm and 6:15pm
    Following the 2:15pm performance of Raft Piece, guests are invited to join us for an artist talk back. This 30-minute conversation with members of the Trisha Brown Dance Company will be facilitated by Lisa Kraus, former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Learn more.
  • Sunday, September 29th at 2:15pm



Where will the audience be able to view each performance? 
For Roof Piece, guests are invited to experience the performance on the sidewalks and plazas of Logan Circle. Trisha Brown Dance Company performers will be situated on rooftops surrounding Logan Circle, as well as the traffic islands  near the Circle. The center of Logan Circle provides the best vantage point to view the approximately half hour performance. There will be some seating available at Logan Circle for those with limited mobility. 

For Foray Forêt at Mount Pleasant Mansion, guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the performance, which will take place on a stage facing the lawn in the back of the historic house. 

For Raft Piece at the Discovery Center, guests will be able to experience the performance along the rim of the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir, as well as on the boardwalk. There will be some seating available for those with limited mobility. 

All performance locations are ADA accessible. 

Do I need to reserve a ticket for each performance?
Guests are strongly encouraged to reserve a ticket for each performance via Ticketleap, as there is a limited capacity available at Mount Pleasant Mansion and the Discovery Center. Reserving a ticket will also allow us to communicate with guests prior to each performance and provide weather updates. 

Do I need to bring my ticket for check-in?
Ticket holders for Foray Forêt at Mount Pleasant and Raft Piece at the Discovery Center should bring their printed ticket or pull up their ticket on their phone to check-in at their respective performance location.

The performance I would like to attend is sold out. Is there a waiting list?
Yes! Please email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list. Please include your name, email address, and desired performance date and time. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. 

A limited number of day-of spots may be available at each performance depending on capacity and potential no-shows. But we want you to be aware of the possibility that day-of entry is not guaranteed.

Are there rain dates for the performances? 
There are no rain dates for the Roof Piece performances. In the event of inclement weather for Foray Forêt and Raft Piece performances, an indoor performance will take place in the Great Room at the Discovery Center. We will notify ticket holders with any weather updates as soon as possible via e-mail. This is why it is important to reserve a free ticket.

How do I get from Mount Pleasant Mansion to the Discovery Center? 
Guests are encouraged to experience Foray Forêt and Raft Piece together as paired performances. The two locations are located in East Fairmount Park half-mile walk from each other. Free shuttle transportation will be provided between the two locations and will return guests to Mount Pleasant Mansion when Raft Piece concludes.  Guests may also bike or drive between locations.

Is vehicle or bike parking available at each location? 
There is limited street parking available around Logan Circle. Logan Circle is accessible via public transportation: It is a 1-mile walk from Suburban Station and is accessible via SEPTA bus routes 32, 33, 38, and 49. There are various bike racks available around Logan Circle. 

There is free street parking available on the roads adjacent to Mount Pleasant Mansion. If you are arriving by bicycle, there will be metal barricades available to lock your bike.

There is a free parking lot at the Discovery Center. It is also accessible via SEPTA bus Route 3. The parking lot also has bike racks to lock your bike.

Will there be restrooms available? 
There will be accessible portable restrooms available at Mount Pleasant Mansion. The Discovery Center will have their accessible restrooms open for the performances. There will be no event-specific restrooms available at Logan Circle.

Will food and drink be available at each venue?
There will be no food and drink available, but guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.

Can I take photos during the performances?
Still photography (no flash) is encouraged, but please silence your phones during the performance. No filming. 

I can no longer attend. Who should I contact?
We're so sorry that you will not be able to join us! Please contact [email protected] as soon as possible so that we can offer your ticket to those on our wait list. 

What else should I know?
We encourage those who are new to dance to attend these performances and experience Fairmount Park in a new way. Talk to our docents (in bright red T-shirts) at each site to learn more about the performances by Trisha Brown Dance Company. 


In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. It is presented by Fairmount Park Conservancy with the cooperation of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and other partners. 

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