The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host Yvonne Rainer, a co-founding member of the Judson Dance Theater, for “Dislocations: An Abbreviated Journey Through 55 Years of Work, or, Enough Trio A,” on Tues., Oct. 7.
A dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer, Rainer is regarded as one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years, with her work encompassing several disciplines and movements: dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism. Rainer, following a 15-year career as a choreographer and dancer, transitioned to filmmaking. After making seven experimental feature films— “Lives of Performers” (1972), “Privilege” (1990), “MURDER and murder” (1996), among others — she returned to dance in 2000 via a commission from the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation for the White Oak Dance Project (“After Many a Summer Dies the Swan”).
Her dances since then include “AG Indexical, with a little help from H.M.”, “RoS Indexical”, a Performa07 commission, “Spiraling Down”, “Assisted Living: Good Sports 2”, and “Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money?” Her dances and films have been shown world wide, and her work has been rewarded with museum exhibitions, fellowships, and grants, most notably two Guggenheim Fellowships, two Rockefeller grants, a Wexner Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, and retrospective exhibitions at Austria’s Kunsthaus Bregenz and Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany (2012), the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and London’s Raven Row, London (2014).
A memoir — “Feelings Are Facts: a Life” — was published by MIT Press in 2006, and a selection of her poetry was published in 2011 by Paul Chan’s Badlands Unlimited.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here. For more information, call 212.992.7762. Space is limited. Subways: N, R (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.).