Yvonne Rainer at The Portland Center for Visual Arts, 1973  (Photographer Unknown)

Current Curatorial Project:

Yvonne Rainer: Film and Dance

A career survey curated by Jason E. Bowman in association with Tramway.

Acknowledged as an originator of post-modern dance and equally revolutionary within independent film, with a career spanning over 50 years, Yvonne Rainer remains one of the most radical, pioneering and critically engaged artists of our time. This unique survey unites works in the two mediums with which she has been profoundly influential: dance and film.

A full retrospective of her feature films, from Tuesday Oct 5 until Sunday Oct 10, runs backwards in the chronology of their making. Thursday Oct 7 beginning with a Teach-In on Dance, Politics and Rainer’s WAR, followed that evening by a return to her early, decisive short films. Two evenings of live dance follow. Friday offers selected seminal works of her early career; including the signature work Trio A, minimalist landmark Chair-Pillow and interposed by Rainer herself delivering a lecture, Where’s the Passion? Saturday moves decades forward and the morning begins at Glasgow Women’s Library with Rainer reading from, and signing copies of a memoir Feelings are Facts, A Life. The evening profiles her most recent choreographic works RoS Indexical and Spiraling Down, demonstrating a career-long process of assimilating sources ranging from Nijinsky to Groucho Marx. The survey closes on Sunday evening by looking backwards with the screening of her very first feature Lives of Performers.

Curated by Jason E. Bowman in association with Tramway

Tickets and full programme info: www.tramway.org
Tickets on sale from 17 August, 2010

Yvonne Rainer at The Portland Center for Visual Arts, 1973
(Photographer Unknown)