As part of this spring's exploration of the relationship between choreography and visual media, we are delighted to present a rare retrospective of feature-length films by legendary choreographer Yvonne Rainer, programmed by Oliver Fuke.
Yvonne Rainer, one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater (1962) and most important choreographers of her day, made seven experimental feature-length films between 1972 and 1996. These films can be seen as crucial interventions in cinema, combining a critical exploration of narrative with innovative strategies, political commitment and humor. They address many important topics – including emotion, power, sexuality, social privilege, gender inequality and notions of ageing – but refuse to offer them a simple, one-sided treatment. Instead, they traverse a number of viewpoints and the complications and contradictions contained within them. This retrospective sees all seven of her feature-length films and one more recent video work screened, with introductions from special guests.
Yvonne Rainer: The Choreography of Film
Every Tuesday, 27 Feb—10 April, 7pm
£5 per screening / £25 season pass (plus booking fees)
Tue 27 Feb
Lives of Performers (1972) & After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid (2002), with an introduction by Siobhan Davies.
Tue 6 Mar
Privilege (1990), with an introduction by Rachel Moore
Tue 13 Mar
Film About a Woman Who... (1974), with an introduction by Professor Laura Mulvey
Tue 20 Mar
Journey's from Berlin/1971 (1980), with an introduction by Sophie Mayer
Tue 27 Mar
Kristina Talking Pictures(1976),
with an introduction by Martin Hargreaves
*This event was previously advertised as featuring an introduction by Catherine Wood. Due to unforseen circumstances Catherine had to step down from presenting.
Tue 3 Apr
The Man Who Envied Women (1985), with an introduction by Oliver Fuke
Tue 10 Apr
MURDER and murder (1996), with an introduction by Professor Lynne Segal
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 0919 650.
Special thanks to: Yvonne Rainer, Video Data Bank and Zeitgeist Films.
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