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A Slippery and Elusive Quality

“To make my original movement language,” wrote choreographer Trisha Brown in the 2009 essay “Forever Young,” “I set off in pursuit of ‘pure movement,’ movement without connotation, movement that is neither functional nor pantomimic.”

Notes on PLASTIC

A man dressed in gray slinks down a staircase while a grade-school kid on a field trip reverently tiptoes by. Two guards engage in a frank conversation about their work lives as they watch from the floor above.


The Brooklyn Rail

APR 2016

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