Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a recreation of Roof Piece on the 40th anniversary of its creation. In this work, ten dancers stationed on rooftops mimic each other’s movements in an improvised and mutable series of movements. The piece has been recreated on roofs surrounding the southern end of the High Line, so that park visitors will be encircled by the performance as it unfolds.
After forming her own dance company in 1970, many of Trisha Brown’s early works used the terrain of her adoptive Soho. These works were presented in non-traditional settings, outside of theaters, such as on roof tops and the sides of buildings. Roof Piece was first performed in 1971, in and around Wooster and Lafayette Streets.
(1,2) Photo by Lev Radin; (3) Photo by Kiersten Chou; (4-7) Photo by Trisha Brown.