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Yvonne Rainer

12,†13 May 2018
Live Performance
Yvonne Rainer, 2014. What is dance? "Spontaneity". Image Credit: Daniel Assayag.
Pioneering dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last fifty years. Her work has been foundational across multiple disciplines and movements including dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism. For the first time we present Rainerís iconic early works in Dublin and bring the NYC-based artist to Dublin for a historic conversation about her career.†

One of her most influential dance pieces, Trio A with Flags (1966), will be performed live together with works Talking Solo from Terrain (1963) and Chair/Pillow (1969). Screenings feature acclaimed film-works Lives of Performers (1972), Privilege (1990) and MURDER and Murder (1996). Each work is a deliberate confusion of fictional and non-fictional narratives and documentary material, evoking responses in the viewer that are at once theoretical, political and deeply personal.

IMMA presents Yvonne Rainer in association with Dublin Dance Festival†with the support of†Project Arts Centre and Dance Ireland.

The performances will take place at IMMA as part of the 2018 Dublin Dance Festival, taking place 2 - 20 May 2018.

Yvonne Rainer: Casting Call for Dancers

3 Dancers Required -†Works include†Trio A with Flags†(1966),†Talking Solo†from†Terrain†(1963),†Chair/Pillow†(1969) (subject to change). For the production of these works, we are looking for professional dancers. Full details and closing dates.

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Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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