Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer
(USA, 2015) 82:00
Director: Jack Walsh
Choreographer: Yvonne Rainer
The compelling story of postmodern dance maverick Yvonne Rainer, who has pushed the boundaries of America’s avant-garde for five decades. With short film Territoire. Followed by a conversation with director Jack Walsh and Rebecca Chaleff, PhD Candidate in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University.
Co-presented by BAVC / Hope Mohr Dance
Sunday, October 11 | 4:30 pm
At the age of 25, Yvonne Rainer took her first dance class; at the age of 28, she changed dance forever. Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer tells the story of postmodern dance maverick Yvonne Rainer. As a choreographer and filmmaker, Rainer has pushed the boundaries of America’s avant-garde for five decades. Over the course of her career, she revolutionized modern dance, was a performance art innovator, and radically changed experimental filmmaking – all during a time when the art world largely ignored women. Now 80, Rainer continues to make provocative works that push the boundaries of dance.
Company Jack Walsh LLC | Producer Jack Walsh and Christine Murray | Director of Photography Marsha Kahm | Editors Laurie Lezin-Schmidt and Bill Weber
Territoire(Canada, 2014) 12:22
Director: Josiane Bernier & Ariane Voineau
Choreographer: Ariane Voineau & Josiane Bernier Co-presented by Consulate General of Canada
A poetic essay on feminine identity and perception; it is the other’s reflection upon us, the act of dissolving one’s self to the surrounding world.