Performance 3: Trio A by Yvonne Rainer

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 12:30 p.m.

Special Exhibitions Gallery, second floor

Trio A is a well-known dance sequence by Yvonne Rainer. Since its first presentation in 1966 as part of the larger performance The Mind is a Muscle, Part 1 at Judson Memorial Church in New York, it has been performed repeatedly in various forms and contexts by dancers and nondancers alike. The piece comprises a sequence of unpredictable movements that unfold in a continuous motion, deliberately opposing familiar dance patterns of development and climax. Trio A is performed at MoMA by Pat Catterson, a professional dancer, and Jimmy Robert and Ian White, two visual artists and nondancers, in front of a projection of a historical recording of Rainer's own 1978 performance of the piece.

In conjunction with the exhibition Performance 3: Trio A by Yvonne Rainer