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Photo Album: Trisha Brown's "Roof Piece" at the Getty

Posted By: Sheila Tepper · 4/22/2013 10:02:00 AM

Choreographer Trisha Brown came to acclaim in the 1960s with work that explored how far movement could go and still be considered "dance." After decades of maverick work, Brown recently announced she'll no longer be creating new dance pieces. Her resignation from choreographing came at that same time that three Los Angeles arts heavyweights (CAP UCLA, the Hammer Museum and the Getty Museum) joined forces to celebrate Brown with a multi-site retrospective.

Trisha Brown's "Roof Piece" was performed at the Getty earlier this month.  "Roof Piece” originated in 1971 with dancers performing atop buildings in SoHo.

Photo © Babette Mangolte 1973


It was remounted in 2011 on the New York High Line.

High Line Roof Piece, June 2011 (Courtesy of Trisha Brown Dance Company)


The work held up beautifully to being performed around the Getty grounds by Trisha Brown Dance Company members.








Photos courtesy Susie Goodman.

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