Interview with Pat Catterson
Trio A consists of a 5-minute sequence of movement that was initially presented as The Mind is a Muscle, Part I (1966) at Judson Church.
There it was performed by Yvonne Rainer, David Gordon and Steve Paxton simultaneously but not in unison. Since then the dance has taken on myriad forms, from execution by a large group in the nude to a retrograde version by Pat Catterson to a recent “geriatric with talking” version by Rainer herself.
In the festival three previous incarnations will be presented collectively: Forward (1966), Facing (1999) and Retrograde (1970).