First performed in 1970 in New York City's downtown Soho neighborhood by Trisha Brown and Carmen Beuchat, 'Floor of the Forest' consists of a sculptural steel frame holding up a web of ropes that have been threaded with colorful used clothing. Placed at eye-level, this horizontal plane becomes a soft platform for two dancers to negotiate. Climbing onto the apparatus, the dancers weave their way across the structure by putting on and then taking off the clothing, occasionally pausing to allow gravity to pull their bodies toward the floor while the clothing acts as a cocoon or hammock. Dancers from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures (WAC) program performed the piece during a Hammer installation that took place March 30-April 21, 2013. (Run Time: 3 mins)



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