March 30, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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"Floor of the Forest" kicks off "The Retrospective Project" Saturday March 30 and runs through Sunday April 21.
First performed in 1970 in New York City’s downtown Soho neighborhood by Trisha Brown and Carmen Beuchat, “Floor of the Forest” consists of a sculptural steel frame holding up a web of ropes that have been threaded with colorful used clothing. Placed at eye-level, this horizontal plane becomes a soft platform for two dancers to negotiate. Climbing onto the apparatus, the dancers weave their way across the structure by putting on and then taking off the clothing, occasionally pausing to allow gravity to pull their bodies toward the floor while the clothing acts as a cocoon or hammock.
For the three-week presentation of the work, the sculpture will be installed in the Hammer Courtyard. From Thursday through Sunday each week, dancers from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) program will perform three to four times a day Thursday through Sunday for 20 minutes each time.
Performance Schedule:Thursday - Friday: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
**Saturday - Sunday: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm**
Click for directions to and parking at the Hammer Museum.
We can meet in the Ammo Cafe or in the lobby. Just need to know the # of you
that can meet at either 2PM or 4PM. I can push it up to 4PM if that will work for
everybody -- or not. Look forward to meeting all of you!!