Vertical Dance Routes is mainly a long research of vertical 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. Tracing the history of this unique art form at an incredible moment of invention, is is a commitment to present and future generations. The research is divided into three parts: First Generation, Moon and the Movement, Reason.
I am not a writer so I preferred another writing system of storytelling, each of these publications is a video accompanied by my voice.
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