Yvonne RainerWork 1961-73
Known for her opposition to the sententious air of art and dance, Yvonne Rainer and her Judson Dance Theater engaged their studies to movement elements such as repetition, tasks, and indeterminacy. Her past work stands today as influential in building foundational standards of contemporary and minimalist dance.
In 1974, Rainer published Work 1961–73, an illustrated catalog of her performance works up to that point chronicling her work at the heart of a revolution in dance, performance and art. Written in Rainer’s wonderful frank, funny and perceptive prose, and illustrated with photographs, handwritten scores, sketches, press articles and ephemera, Work 1961–73 is a period document and an instruction manual, an archive and a manifesto.