August 26, 2013
Thyrza: I am so vulnerable these days that spilling my guts about it will only make it worse.
Yvonne Rainer, a co-founding member of the Judson Dance Theater in 1962, made a transition to filmmaking following a 15-year career as a choreographer/dancer (1960?1975). After making seven experimental feature films--Lives of Performers (1972), Privilege (1990), MURDER and murder (1996), among others--she returned to dance in 2000 via a commission from the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation for the White Oak Dance Project (After Many a Summer Dies the Swan). Her dances since then include RoS Indexical and Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money? She has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, two Rockefellers, a Wexner Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. A memoir--Feelings Are Facts: a Life--was published by MIT Press in 2006.