For his first New York City performance, Bronx-born Rudy Perez presented a program of dance solos. It was the mid-1960s, and the venue was one of those “alternative” spaces that sat about 50. As he began the concert, Perez says that he noticed there were only four people in the audience—and they were all sitting together.
Rudy Perez. Photograph by Aram Jibilian, courtesy of Movement Research Performance Journal