The three women and two men who improves together as the Free Association dance group were joined by two musicians, Wayne Jones and Bob Hallahan, for their weekend program at Grace Church in Georgetown. It was a casual, pleasant performance in which movement and word ideas were proferred among the dancers, sometimes pursued at length and sometimes dropped after a few repetitions or variations. Three skits, more structured than the dancing, emerged from the continuum of material. One, a dinner party of absurdly trivial conversation, was turned into a charming little opera by the accompaniment on an assortment of instruments including electric piano.
Jim Brown caught the eye most often. Movement showed clearly on his tall, thin body also made distinctive by a bushy halo of hair surrounding a monkish pate, rimless glasses and the austere white of his clothing. But it was more than looks that singled him out. He tended to be less busy than his companions, yet when he moved it was without hesitation and took one by surprise. He was able to isolate the motion or tension he wanted in the hands, elbows or torso without disturbing the rest of the body, and the sequences of his hand walking, looseleaps or taut strutting seemed unusually logical.