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YVONNE RAINER : TRIO A – THE MIND IS A MUSCLE, PART I 1966

Choreographed by Yvonne Rainer, 1966 & Performed by Yvonne Rainer August 14, 1978.  Film by Yvonne Rainer

‘In 1962, Dancer, choreographer & filmmaker Yvonne Rainer founded the Judson Dance Theater, named after the Judson Memorial Church where they performed.  ‘In her early works, Rainer focused on sounds and movements and often juxtaposed the two in arbitrary combinations. Somewhat inspired by the chance tactics favored by Cunningham, Rainer’s choreography was a combination of classical dance steps contrasted with everyday, ordinary, pedestrian movement. She used a great deal of repetition and employed narrative and verbal noises (including wails, grunts, mumbles, squeaks, and shrieks, etc.) within the body of her dances.Continue reading YVONNE RAINER : TRIO A – THE MIND IS A MUSCLE, PART I 1966