News: Man Walking Down the Side of Tate Modern

Friday 26 May 2006

This Bank Holiday Monday brings a rare opportunity to see one of American choreographer Trisha Brown’s best known works daringly restaged at Tate Modern. The influential Man Walking Down the Side of a Building was first seen in 1970 in New York. This Monday a dancer will boldly descend the front facade of Tate Modern. There will be two performances – at midday – and 3pm.

There is also a chance to catch Browns work on video, with screenings of her historic pieces from the 1970s, including *Man Walking Down the Side of a Building* (1970),*Walking on the Wal*l (1971), *Roof and Fire Piece* (1973) and *Floor of the Forest* (1970), throughout the day in the Starr Auditorium.

The performance is part of an open weekend of performance events celebrating the opening of Tate Modern’s new Collection displays, which have changed for the first time since the gallery opened. Each day of the four-day festival is themed around one of the four new wings of the displays and includes performances using puppets designed by Joan Miró, John Cage’s Musicircus*and jazz from *Courtney Pine. Further details

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