Yvonne Rainer

Wednedsay, April 6, 2016 
An Evening with Yvonne Rainer
5:30 PM Film Screening "Privilege" 
7:30 PM Artist Talk
What's So Funny?Laughter and Anger in the Time of the Assassins
Q& A with Soyoung Yoon
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Studio 1 
Attendees are invited to RSVP for the lecture and screening on Facebook.  

Thursday, April 7, 2016  
Magic Lantern Cinema Presents
A Film by Yvonne Rainer
"The Man Who Envied Women"
6:30 PM 
$5 admission
Cable Car Cinema
204 South Main Street
Providence, RI 
 Q&A with Yvonne Rainer 

We are pleased to announce that the legendary dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer will visit Brown University for a series of public events on Wednesday April 6 and Thursday April 7. Rainer will give a lecture about the political agency of the artist in today's world, titled What's So Funny? Laughter and Anger in the Time of the Assassins, and present two of her films, Privilege (1990) and The Man Who Envied Women (1985). These events are co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Culture and Media, Department of Theater Arts & Performance Studies, Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women, Mellon Dance Colloquium, Magic Lantern Cinema, and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center.

Yvonne Rainer is a seminal figure in American avant-garde art and dance since the 1960s. A co-founder of Judson Church Theater, she pioneered the development of what has become known as “ordinary dance”, an anti-theatrical approach to choreography that emphasizes pedestrian movements and improvisational methods. Starting in the 70s, Rainer transitioned to filmmaking as her primary practice, producing an oeuvre of work that registers the influence of postwar social movements such as feminism and the ascendency of psycho-semiotic theories in critical film discourse. Since 2000, Rainerhas returned to work as a choreographer while seeking to engage an expanding field of socio-political issues through the medium of dance. Her latest performance, The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?, premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2015.

We invite you to join us for these exciting events and spread the words about Rainer's visit. Attendees are invited to RSVP for the lecture and screening on Facebook.