BRL 303, space designated at stage right wing
Naomi: It makes sense!
Aren: What makes sense…?
Naomi: The cuts, and the way they work and Newark in general!
Naomi: Well I’ve been studying proteins in biology and that’s exactly what these Newark cuts are!
Aren: oh ok…
Naomi: Well the way the edits and phrases are structured mimics the intricate protein conformations!
Naomi: It works because –
It’s all the same:
Proteins are made up of amino acids at the most elementary level. Strung together, they make long, still very basic forms called alpha helices and beta sheets. The alpha helices wind and curve, while the beta sheets fold in a more rigid pattern. The tertiary structure of proteins forms from the combining, intertwining, and overlapping of individual alpha helices and beta sheets to create specific conformations. The final protein is a compilation of many linked tertiary structures that together fulfill a specific task as a single unit.
The Trisha Brown’s choreography is made up of moving shapes at the most elementary level. Strung together, they make long, still very basic sequences called First Phrase and Cranwell. The First Phrase travels and flies, while Cranwell is much more held and sculpted. The “edits” of Trisha Brown’s choreography form from the combining, intertwining, and overlapping of individual segments of the First Phrase and Cranwell to create specific interactions. The final work, Newark, is a compilation of many linked edits that together express a specific concept as a single unit.