"Performance 3: Trio A by Yvonne Rainer" Performance Exhibition Series

The Museum of Modern Art

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The second and third installments of MoMA's new Performance Exhibition Series consist of live performances dedicated to early choreographic works by Simone Forti (American, b. Italy 1935) and Yvonne Rainer (American, b. 1934)—two key figures of the 1960s minimalist dance movement who defined a new language of physical movement.

"Trio A" is a well-known dance sequence by Yvonne Rainer. Since its first presentation in 1966 as part of the larger performance "The Mind is a Muscle, Part 1" at Judson Memorial Church in New York, it has been performed repeatedly in various forms and contexts by dancers and nondancers alike. The piece comprises a sequence of unpredictable movements that unfold in a continuous motion, deliberately opposing familiar dance patterns of development and climax. "Trio A" is performed at MoMA by Pat Catterson, a professional dancer, and Jimmy Robert and Ian White, two visual artists and nondancers, in front of a projection of a historical recording of Rainer's own 1978 performance of the piece.



March 07, 2009 from 12:30 to 17:30
Saturday performances at 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Sunday performancs eat 12:30pm and 4:30pm.

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