Trisha Brown's early performances at the Whitneyhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/trisha-brown-polymath-at-the-whitney/875/
Some of Brown’s “Equipment” pieces take place on sets that makes them feel more like playground apparatus, evoking childhood. Floor of the Forest is a slow change routine done on a suspended rope lattice scattered with garments. A number of her early works were done “au naturel” in pre-mall Soho, on rooftops or against outside walls, in addition to indoor performances. A certain highlight will be one of Brown’s renowned alums, Stephen Petronio, performing one of the outdoor works—Man Walking Down the Side of a Building outside, after the Whitney’s indoor performances. Nearly 40 years later, performed at a world-class museum by a dance rock star, I’m guessing it will have lost none of its essential terror or grace. See for yourself—the Whitney will livestream the Sunday performance (check back later if it’s not streaming yet).