FREE EVENT: Trisha Brown Dance Company "Floor of the Forest" @ The Hammer Museum

  • 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!!

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  • Suzy S.

    I was there and so was Stella. Nobody else made contact by phone, text, or in person. I have a mixed review on the two performers. One was young and alert and invested. The other one did not move like a dancer and was tired or something. Ruined the performance.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perhaps I'll make the 4

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Suzy S.

      It's such a great museum!

      March 30, 2013

  • Suzy S.

    No charge! It's FREE! just go up to 2nd floor courtyard & we can all meet at the sculpture. I'm wearing grey workout gear.

    March 30, 2013

  • Suzy S.

    There is a 2 PM performance and a 4PM performance.
    I will be across the street taking a class at Equinox from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Will move my car and park at UCLA Hammer and pay their Saturday $3 fee. Looks like there may be another fee at the front desk--but they are unclear about that -- so be prepared for a small 'donation'. Ask for the FLOOR OF THE FOREST installation and performance!! I will just get there at 2PM. Texting is best. (310) 403-5714. Hope to find everyone right at the spot of the 20 minute performance!! Afterwards we can meet up (inside) at AMMO or go to WHOLE FOODS or NATIVE FOODS around the corner in the village!

    March 30, 2013

  • janet k.

    Where are we meeting tomorrow?

    March 29, 2013

  • janet k.

    This looks really interesting!

    1 · March 25, 2013

    • Suzy S.

      It does, doesn't it? You will have to pay a small fee for admission to The Hammer and $3 parking in the lot. But, it should be worth it!

      March 28, 2013

  • Suzy S.

    I wish to thank everybody for responding to my email so quickly. Looks like we'll keep the meeting time at 2PM. Will post more specifics closer to the EVENT. See you then!

    March 14, 2013

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