Vertical Dance Routes is mainly a long research around dance that has encompassed almost my entire life and my interest as an artist and choreographer. It introduces and documents the evolution of vertical dance from its inception until the present day. To trace the history of this unique art form now, at this incredible moment of invention, is an important undertaking for present and future generations. The research is divided in three parts: First Generation, Moon and the Movement, Reason.
I am not a writer so I preferred another writing system, each of these publications is related to a video together with a narration in my voice.
Vertical Dance Routes è una lunga ricerca sulla danza verticale che ha abbracciato quasi tutta la mia vita e il mio interesse come artista e coreografa. VDR introduce e documenta l'eccezionale evoluzione della danza verticale dal suo inizio fino ai nostri giorni. Tracciare la storia di questa forma d'arte unica, in un incredibile momento di grande espansione, è un impegno verso le generazioni presenti e quelle future. La ricerca è divisa in tre parti:
First Generation, Moon and the Movement, Reason.
In all the equipment pieces the choreographic decisions, time, place, order of movements, kinds of movements, the nature of the sound (for example, dialogue) are strictly governed by the choice of equipment. The movement and language are generated in terms of the most economical use of the equipment. It is hard to imagine anyone choosing or inventing those particular movements or that language outside of the chosen equipment situation.
Trisha Brown, September 1972
photo courtesy of NASA/Langley Research Center LaRC