Carmen Beuchat

Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table

November 9, 1972 112 Greene Street/Workshop
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972

Exhibition Description

From a conversation with Carmen Beuchat: This dance performance told a story in which Love was the motivating energy.

A swing suspended in the background, on which performers took turns moving, gave a sense of life’s rhythms. Two sculptures created by Richard Nonas were set next to one of the columns in 112 allowing the dancers to climb on them so their movements formed an infinity sign. Carmen Beuchat was dressed in black (as a blind person) since “Love is blind.” Kei Takei (as Cupid), wore a white gymnastic suit with wings, and a quiver of pencil arrows. Barabara Lloyd (as a Mexican girl) was shot by Cupid, and Suzanne Harris (as a conquistador) wrapped in bandages, slowly fell from a toy horse after she too was struck by Love. [Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press]

Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972
Performance view from Carmen Beuchat's "Mass in C B Minor or the Brown Table," 1972