Yvonne Rainer | the artist




The artist Yvonne Rainer
Born Nov 24 1934, San Francisco, California, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Documenta Kassel,

filmmaker and choreographer


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A middle-age documentary filmmaker named Yvonne Washington (Novella Nelson) invites a long-time friend and former dancer, Jenny (Alice Spivak), ostensibly to film a candid and open dialogue on the subject of menopause. As the interview begins, Jenny makes a cursory remark on the effectiveness of an activist, Helen Caldicott’s (Yvonne Rainer) heavy-handed…
Rainer became a central figure in the American postmodern dance movement, specifically the New York activity surrounding the venue, Judson Church. Following Merce Cunningham’s lead, Judson Dance Theatre was inclusive of artists working in other disciplines. Filmmaking was particularly predominant at Judson Dance Theatre events and Sally Banes describes this area as a "key outgrowth" of the group…
Four women of differing ages and dance biographies sit at a café table wearing headphones and trying to sing along to a recording of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring, 1913). Each, in her own way, gets it wrong…
Portrait of the artist


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