David Gordon's "Trying Times (remembered)"

why, . . . it was just yesterday, and now it looks like tomorrow

DO NOT miss it, if you're any where around Chelsea today, Friday or Satruday. There are still three more nights to see a (sorta) revival of David Gordon and the Pick Up Performance Company's 1982 "Trying Times (remembered)" at Dance Theater Workshop, and Barry and I both recommend it highly. You don't really have to bring any special equipment with you to enjoy this beautiful piece, but, especially if you're unfamiliar with the choreographer and the company, it wouldn't hurt to see it after: 1.) a quick study of its history, here [Gia Kourlas for Time Out] or here [Claudia La Rocco for the NYTimes]; 2.) a look at David Gordon; 3.) a peek at the phenomenal Valda Setterfield; and 4.) some background on Stravinsky's gorgeous 1928 "Apollo".

Deborah Jowitt (sadly, one of the only reasons still left for picking up a copy of that once-indispensable Downtown rag, The Village Voice) will also help with her review, whether you read it before or after experiencing this wonderful work.

[Steve Gunther image, of Pick Up Performance Company dancers together with dancers from the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, taken from Pick UP and supplied by DTW]