About six months before this, I did my first performance in Los Angeles at a high brow art show. I did a half hour WRAPPING ROCKING. It got much praise, except for "it was a little too long"! [I was doing 48-hour private performances at the time!] So this time I did a six-hour ritual performance [this was my first of these]! Most of the cast had been in WRAPPING ROCKING because their teacher Rachel Rosenthal encouraged them to work with me. So the nudity and eroticism was not a block to most of them. We performed at Rachel's space. I would have many of these people in my future work!
And I do believe that Barbara Smith came to this. We two would do a private performance together.