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Rainer, Yvonne 1934-

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Yvonne Rainer : the mind is a muscle by Catherine Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1968, toward the end of a decade that witnessed civil rights protests, the escalation of the war in Vietnam and an expanded notion of artistic practice, Yvonne Rainer presented her evening length work, The Mind is a Muscle, a multipart performance for seven dancers interspersed with film and text. Catherine Wood examines the political and media context in which Rainer chose to use the dance theatre situation and analyses her radical approach to image making in live form. For Wood, The Mind is a Muscle proposed a new model of artwork that presents a dynamic tension between materiality and idea. It made manifest an agitated and contradictory relationship to the idea of 'work' in the context of affluent America, and stripped away the gestural conventions of dance or theatre narrative in an attempt to formulate new kinds of 'social scripts' while manipulating the seductiveness of the image, increasingly being harnessed by capitalism."--Jacket
Film about a woman who ... by Yvonne Rainer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainer's landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliche and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger
Privilege( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yvonne Rainer's sixth feature is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Out of a subject that has been virtually invisible on film, Rainer has fashioned a witty, risky work about sexual identity and the unequal economies of race, gender and class
Yvonne Rainer : radical juxtapositions 1961-2002 by Sid Sachs( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys from Berlin/1971 by Yvonne Rainer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To explore the ramifications of terrorism, Rainer employs an extended therapy session -- in which an American woman speaks to a series of psychiatrists --to evoke the daily experiences of power and repression
The man who envied women( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around a familiar theme -- the breakup of a marriage -- Rainer constructs an honest, graceful and wickedly funny account of a self-satisfied womanizer, Jack Deller, the man 'who almost knows too much about women.'
Murder and murder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder and Murder is a middle-aged love story between Mildred, a life-long lesbian, and Doris, who is in love with a woman for the first time. An unflinching meditation on female aging, lesbian sexuality and breast cancer in a culture that glorifies youth and heterosexual romance
Nancy Graves project & special guests by Nancy Graves( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of performers : (a melodrama) by Yvonne Rainer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen episodes that depict real and fictional aspects of avante garde choreographer Yvonne Rainer's role as film director and choreographer, and of other performers' roles during the making of previous works and this film
Kristina talking pictures( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yvonne Rainer continued her preoccupation with the contradictions between public and private personas with this story of a female lion tamer from Budapest who comes to New York to become a choreographer
What is cinema?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences and for his award-winning documentaries. Here he demonstrates his command of cinematic language, creating a visual essay out of clips from films that pushed the boundaries of the art form and gave us ideas of what the future might hold
Feelings are facts : the life of Yvonne Rainer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This film] tells the riveting story of one of America's most important artists. In 1962, as a founding member of Judson Dance Theater, Rainer, revolutionized modern dance by introducing everyday movements like walking and running into the dance lexicon. Abandoning choreography in the '70s, Rainer introduced narrative techniques into American avant-garde film, turning that genre on its head, too. [W]e follow Rainer, returned to choreography, as she continues to create vibrant, courageous, unpredictable dances that invite audiences to question basic assumptions about art and performance"-- Container
Poems by Yvonne Rainer( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of Yvonne Rainer by Yvonne Rainer( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman who -- : selected works of Yvonne Rainer, [1966-2002] by Yvonne Rainer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 2-DVD collection features five early films, a historically important dance and a recent work by media artist and choreographer Yvonne Rainer, and a documentary portrait by Charles Atlas. The collection includes a booklet featuring writings on the artist's work by Bill Horrigan, Carrie Lambert and Sally Banes, as well as a detailed biography, bibliography and videography of Yvonne Rainer."--Video Data Bank Web site
Yvonne Rainer by Robert Gardner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relentless exploration of the nature of performance, the construction of meaning, and the relations of the sexes has guided Yvonne Rainer's long career, first in avant-garde choreography and dance and then in filmmaking. Here she is interviewed, accompanied by film scholar and author Deac Rossell, as they discuss excerpts from her film Kristina talking pictures
Amy!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia. Mulvey and Wollen's experimental documentary combines newsreel footage of the aviator's arrival, dramatic recreations of events from her life and contemporary discussions by feminist groups on the subject of heroism in this most unconventional biopic
Feelings are facts : a life by Yvonne Rainer( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this memoir, dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer traces her personal and artistic coming of age. Feelings Are Facts (the title comes from a dictum by Rainer's one-time psychotherapist) uses diary entries, letters, program notes, excerpts from film scripts, snapshots, and film frame enlargements to present a vivid portrait of an extraordinary artist and woman in postwar America. Rainer tells of a California childhood in which she was farmed out by her parents to foster families and orphanages, of sexual and intellectual initiations in San Francisco and Berkeley, and of artistic discoveries and accomplishments in the New York City dance world. Rainer studied with Martha Graham (and heard Graham declare, "when you accept yourself as a woman, you will have turn-out"--That is, achieve proper ballet position) and Merce Cunningham in the late 1950s and early 1960s, cofounded the Judson Dance Theater in 1962 (dancing with Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, David Gordon, and Lucinda Childs), hobnobbed with New York artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Morris (her lover and partner for several years), and Yoko Ono, and became involved with feminist and anti-war causes in the 1970s and 1980s. Rainer writes about how she constructed her dances--including The Mind Is a Muscle and its famous section, Trio A, as well as the recent After Many a Summer Dies the Swan--and about turning from dance to film and back to dance. And she writes about meeting her longtime partner Martha Gever and discovering the pleasures of domestic life. The mosaic-like construction of Feelings Are Facts recalls the composition-by-juxtaposition of Rainer's work in film and dance, displaying prismatic variations from what she calls her "reckless past" for our amazement and appreciation
Women with a past( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines interviews with four women artists and film makers, Christine Choy, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Rosler, and Nancy Spero, who discuss their lives and work and offer their insights into contemporary social issues
Allesdurchdringung : Texte, essays, Gespräche über den Tanz( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Yvonne Rainer : the mind is a muscle
Alternative Names
Yvonne Rainer

Yvonne Rainer Amerikaans filmregisseuse

Yvonne Rainer amerikanische Choreografin, Tänzerin und Filmemacherin

Yvonne Rainer artista estadounidense

Yvonne Rainer artista estatunidenca

Yvonne Rainer artiste américaine

Райнер, Ивонна

איבון ריינר אמנית אמריקאית


English (187)

German (18)

French (6)

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