Last year, I loved watching Trisha Brown Dance Company perform at the Dia: Beacon. This week, MoMA presents the company as part of its Performance Exhibition Series, a program of live performance and dance in conjunction with the group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century. The dancing body has long been a subject matter for drawing, as seen in a variety of works included in this exhibition. These documentations show dance in two dimensions, allowing it to be seen in a gallery setting.
The company will perform Sticks (1973), Locus Solo (1975), Scallops (1973) and Roof Piece Re-Layed, a version of Roof Piece which will spiral up the levels in the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium. Roof Piece Re-Layered has not been seen since its premiere in 1971. The On Line exhibition includes works addressing dance and features a drawing by Trisha Brown, Untitled (2007), as well as a video from 1970 of Brown’s iconic piece, Man Walking Down the Side of a Building.
Trisha Brown Dance Company performs at MoMA on January 12th, 15th, and 16th at 2 and 4 PM. The event is free with museum admission.