Planes (1968)

Photo © Wayne Hollingworth 1968

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CHOREOGRAPHY: Trisha Brown
sound: Simone Forti
visual design: Trisha Brown
costume: Trisha Brown
light:
length: 20 minutes
original cast: Trisha Brown, Michelle Stowell, Simone Forti


A film of aerial footage (by Jud Yalkut) is projected on an 18 foot long, 13 foot high wall which has concealed holes spaced at equal intervals across its entire surface. Three performers traverse the surface of the wall in slow motion, giving the illusion of falling through space. -Trisha Brown

Planes is an exploration of the corollaries between psychic space and the psychical escape of consciousness beyond the earths’ biosphere. Conceive of the theater as vertical tunnel in which the audience is suspended in planes of rows. The city as centralized magnetic center, whose momentum is perpendicular, becomes the escape valve for a continuous ascent, spanning the poetics of macro- and micro- cosm, culminating in the brief and rapid deceleration of re-entry. –Jud Yalkut

NY PREMIERE:
Whitney Museum, New York, NY, March 30-31, 1971

US PREMIERE:
State University of New York, New Paltz, NY, February 24, 1968

WORLD PREMIERE:
Gallery L'Attico, Rome, Italy, June 22, 1969



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