A Woman Who...: Selected Works of Yvonne Rainer

02:11:00 | 2 DVDs

Collection: Single Artist Compilations, Box Sets

Tags: Body, Conceptual Art, Dance, History, Performance

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A Woman Who...: Selected Works of Yvonne Rainer

This 2-DVD collection features five early films, a historically important dance and a recent work by media artist and choreographer Yvonne Rainer, and a documentary portrait by Charles Atlas. The collection includes a booklet featuring a detailed biography, bibliography and videography of Yvonne Rainer, and the following contextualizing essays:

  • After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid -- Bill Horrigan
  • Rainer Variations -- Carrie Lambert
  • Yvonne Rainer: The Aesthetics of Denial -- Sally Banes


A Woman Who

Included Titles

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid
Yvonne Rainer combines a dance performance she choreographed for Mikhail Barryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project in 2000 with texts by Oscar Kokoschka, Adolf Loos, Arnold Schoenberg, and Ludwig Wittgenstein—four of the most radical innovators in...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: dance, literature

Rainer Variations
"In the spring of 2002 I handed over to Charles Atlas a collection of films and videotapes in various formats that I had been accumulating with an eye to his editing them into what I call a "faux Rainer portrait" (though he may well call the final...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: dance, documentary

Yvonne Rainer
1978 | 10:30
Trio A
I worked on Trio A alone for six months in 1965. The dance consisted initially of a 5-minute sequence of movement that would eventually be presented as The Mind is a Muscle, Part I at Judson Church on January 10, 1966. There it was performed by me...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: dance, documentary, experimental film

Five Easy Pieces
A compilation of five early short films made between 1966 to 1969. Hand Movie 1966, 6:00, b&w, silent, 8mm Close-up of a hand, the fingers of which enact a sensuous dance. Camerawork by William Davis. Volleyball (Foot Film) 1967, 10:00 b...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: body, dance, experimental film, performance