Yvonne Rainer. Trio A. 1978

Yvonne Rainer Trio A 1978

The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium

Trio A, choreographed in 1966, became the first part of Rainer's best known performance, The Mind Is a Muscle (1966–68). The artist herself is the dancer in this film documentation from 1978. Rainer's emphasis on ordinary motions and gesture is readily apparent, and the dance is an exploration of action rather than a vehicle for dramatic storytelling. Rainer cofounded the Judson Dance Theater in 1962, and together with her colleagues she questioned the role of dance as a modern art form.

Gallery label from Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art, September 10, 2008–March 23, 2009.
Medium
Video (black and white, sound)
Duration
10:21 min.
Cameraman
Robert Alexander
Producer
Sally Banes
Credit
Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds
Object number
625.2012
Copyright
© 2018 Yvonne Rainer. Courtesy Video Data Bank
Department
Media and Performance Art

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