<BR>Trisha Brown Dance Company<BR>in "Newark"<P>In the first of two programs presented by Stanford Lively Arts, in Palo Alto, California, the Trisha Brown Dance Company performed three of their classic works, <I>Accumulation</I> (1971, Trisha Brown, Grateful Dead), <I>M.O.</I> excerpts (1995, Trisha Brown, Johann Sebastian Bach) and <I>Newark</I> (1987, Trisha Brown, Donald Judd).<P>All three works, while probably educational to the dance student and piquing the curiousity of ardent dance fans, bored -- and also annoyed -- most of the average dance-going crowd. Brown, who came out of the postmodern movement, still thrives to push the limits of what constitutes acceptable choreography. To many in the crowd, she overhit the mark and went beyond what was acceptable, especially in "Newark" where the buzzing sound irritated more than a few pairs of ears. After the first buzzing stopped, an audience member cried out, "Thank god."<P>Still, as with postmodernism, Brown's works can be appreciated on a sublime and mesmerizing level. But you have to let yourself get there. An open mind and perhaps some prior education are crucial to that goal.