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

Yvonne Rainer, Charles Atlas


Collection: Box Sets , Single Artist Compilations

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

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

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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…

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Tags: Dance, Literature

"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…

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Tags: Dance, Documentary

Yvonne Rainer

Trio A

1978| 00:10:30

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…

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Tags: Dance, Documentary, Experimental Film

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…

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Tags: Body, Dance, Experimental Film, Performance