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Still from Yvonne Rainer's The Lives of Performers (1972) courtesy Zeitgeist Films/Kino Lorber

Lives of Performers preceded by Hand Movie

Yvonne Rainer in conversation with James Meyer

Yvonne Rainer Retrospective

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

Yvonne Rainer Retrospective with artist in conversation with James Meyer

Recently digitally restored by Zeitgeist Films, Rainer’s first feature Lives of Performers was filmed by master cinematographer Babette Mangolte and builds upon themes of power between romantic partners, and the relationships between performers and their audiences (1972, 16mm to DCP, 90 minutes).

Preceded by Hand Movie, a close-up study of Rainer’s hand, the fingers of which enact a sensuous dance (1966, 8mm to digital file, 6 minutes).

Celebrate the ground-breaking films by legendary choreographer, dancer, and writer Yvonne Rainer through a complete retrospective of her work. Please check back for details as this retrospective continues in summer 2023.